Iran seeks long-term coop. with IAEA
Mehr News – President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with IAEA head on Sun. said Iran is resolved to have long-term cooperation with the Agency within the framework of international regulations.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made the remark in a meeting with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano on Sunday in Tehran, voicing his satisfaction with the IAEA’s constructive role in implementation and preservation of the nuclear agreement.
“Given Iran’s full cooperation with the IAEA in recent years, we hope that the Agency would declare the final outcome on the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program as soon as possible,” President Rouhani said.
The president went on to voice expectation from the International Atomic Energy Agency to provide Iran with the same services in various scientific, agricultural, protection and medical fields as it does for other signatories to NPT and the IAEA safeguard.
Rouhani stressed that Iran would not initiate withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, adding “we will remain committed to the nuclear deal as long as we can benefit from it.”
“The IAEA’s credibility as an important international body in the world’s public opinion is based on the fact that it will carry out its professional and technical activities free of the influence of world powers,” Rouhani said. “It is not acceptable to us that certain countries should try to influence the decisions of the IAEA by exerting pressure.”
Yukiya Amano, for his part, confirmed Iran’s full compliance with all of its commitments under the JCPOA and international law.
Noting the support from the majority of world leaders for the nuclear deal, Amano said “the fulfillment of obligations and compliance with commitments by all parties to the deal will play a vital role in the stability and future of the JCPOA.”
He further welcomed Iranian experts to take charge of various management positions in the IAEA.