Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast
A senior Iranian official says Tehran will expose the behind the scenes political aspirations of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) new Iran report.Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told ISNA on Wednesday that the IAEA is expected to maintain its legal status and observe its obligations while releasing reports on member states.
He stated that the latest IAEA report on Iran differs significantly from the previous ones since it evidently reveals the political goals and pressures of certain countries in order to wage psychological war on Iran for its nuclear activities.
Mehmanparast said the new report stresses the IAEA’s previous stance in terms of content, and is in line with US allegations that Iran is after nuclear weapons. This comes as Americans have never presented any evidence to support their claims on the “alleged studies.”
Mehmanparast stressed that the main goal of anti-Iran acts is to divert world public attention from the recent developments in the Middle East and Israel’s actions. “They have long sought to promote Iranophobia in the region. The wave of Islamic Awakening sweeping across the Middle East has, however, thwarted their plot,” he said.
He further said Americans are aware of the fact that anti-Iranian plots do not bear fruit in the Middle East. Nonetheless, they are doing their best to change the course of Islamic Awakening in the region and encourage Iranophobia instead, he added.
Mehmanparast said American officials are also using anti-Iran scenarios to divert world public attention from the US internal woes and the anti-corporatism protests over the growing inequality across the country.
The senior Iranian official said that Amano, who is Japan’s IAEA representative, instead of defending the rights of humanity or at least the Japanese nation, has given into pressure from the US which once launched a nuclear attack on Japan.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman added that Amano is caught in a difficult situation, and should respond to the Iranians, regional nations and the world’s free and independent states over the new IAEA report on Iran.
The senior Iranian official said the latest IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear case shows the scope of the political cooperation involved. The report greatly damaged the nuclear agency’s reputation and downgraded it to a tool in the hands of certain Western states.
Mehmanparast stated that US officials, soon after meetings with the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, announced that the IAEA would release a report on Iran that would further increase Western concerns over Iran’s nuclear activities, and encourage the West to consider tougher penalties against Iran.
He added that such coordination before the publication of the new IAEA report on Iran shows that the report is technically and legally indefensible.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s latest report on Iran’s nuclear activities was given to the 35 members of the Board of Governors on Tuesday evening, ahead of the seasonal meeting of the board, which is scheduled to be held in Vienna from November 17 to 18.
Iran dismissed the report as “unbalanced, unprofessional and prepared with political motivation and under political pressure by mostly the United States.”
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program.
However, as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, Iran argues that it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence indicating that Iran’s civilian nuclear program has been diverted towards nuclear weapons production.
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