Iran says Israeli attacks on nuclear sites must end
In the ongoing battle with the United Nations nuclear watchdog, Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency that it will allow access to its nuclear facilities once attacks on them cease.
According to the Tasnim News Agency, Khazem Garibadadi, Iran’s representative to international organizations in Vienna, said: âIf the agency wants to conduct inspections, it must act on its own responsibility and clearly condemn terrorist attacks against Iranian technology centers. He added, âIf America and its Western allies want the agency’s inspections to continue, they must stop the Zionist regime’s terrorist attacks.
Ghariabadi continued, âWhen a bogus regime that is not a signatory to any nuclear pact commits terrorist sabotage, why do we have to pay the price?
Gharibabadi’s comments referred to the sabotage of the Karaj nuclear facility, which is generally believed to have been carried out by Israel. The June attack reportedly damaged cameras belonging to the IAEA which stored data for inspection at a later date under an agreement between Iran and the IAEA.
Whether Gharibabadi’s threat is sincere or just a warning, Iran seems to have chosen a different approach in the negotiation process with Western countries which is expected to resume soon in Vienna. Fereydoon Abbasi, former head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization and current member of the parliamentary energy committee, spoke to Fars News about some of the differences between the Rouhani administration and the Raisi administration on nuclear talks .
Abbasi said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was “forced” on Iran by the Rouhani administration, which he said had “stubbornly tied the economy” to the deal. He added that Rouhani had been willing to include Iran’s regional presence and missile program in nuclear negotiations as the United States and other Western countries had wished.
Abbasi went on to say that because the United States and the European Union were unable to include Iran’s regional policies and missile programs in the negotiations, they broke their promises. reduction of sanctions.
According to Abbasi, with Raisi as president, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf as speaker and Gholam Hussein Mohseni-Ejei as head of the judiciary, the three branches in Iran are aligned and the country is a “global emerging power”, a status that will impact on its international relations.
In the latest battle with the IAEA, Abbasi said the IAEA was not yet supposed to have access to the cameras. He said that according to the latest agreement, the IAEA was to replace memory cards but the data would be stored in Iran. Abbasi added that once Iran’s requests were met, the IAEA would have access to the data.
Abbasi said Iran’s nuclear activities will continue to be monitored by the IAEA, but warned that the IAEA must be careful not to allow access to data and video by other countries like Israel.