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Envoy: EU resolution not to improve atmosphere of nuclear talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Aug 11, IRNA
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Iran's Envoy and Permanent Representative to Vienna-based international organizations Mohammad-Mehdi Akhoundzadeh said that possible approval of EU resolution against Iran in the emergency meeting of the UN watchdog Board of Governors will not help improve the atmosphere of the nuclear negotiations.

Speaking to IRNA on the sidelines of the IAEA Board of Governors meeting on Thursday, he added that the resolution is taken by Iran as a pressure exerted on it.

The three European states of Germany, France and Britain here Wednesday evening submitted their resolution on Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which was registered at the agency's secretariat.

"Iran acts in accordance with its legal commitments and the approval of the resolution will not improve the atmosphere dominating the relevant negotiations," added the official.

Concerning the latest outcome of NAM group and the EU members of the IAEA Board of Governors, he noted that mutual talks are still underway and that the Europeans have declared that they would accept the proposals of NAM member states.

Turning to part of the resolution about the resumption of activities at Isfahan UCF as a cause of serious concern among all countries, he said, "We do not approve of such a language." The Iranian envoy underlined that the activities of the nuclear facility in Isfahan is in accordance with the IAEA Safeguard Agreement and said that the agency's surveillance cameras have been installed at the UCF site.

"The UN nuclear watchdog has full control over the work in Isfahan UCF and the relevant activities are fully in compliance with international laws," concluded Akhoundzadeh.

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