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IAEA chief's visit to Iran nothing to do with trigger mechanism

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun / 23 August 2020 / 16:02

Tehran (ISNA) - Ambassador and permanent representative of Iran to the International Organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharib-Abadi stressed that the upcoming visit to Tehran by Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi has nothing to do with a U.S. push to impose so-called "snapback" sanctions on Iran.

"Rafael Grossi will travel to Tehran on Monday and is to meet with the Iranian officials on Tuesday and Wednesday," Kazem Gharib-Abadi said.

"IAEA chief's visit to Tehran is necessary because Iran's confidence in the Agency has been sapped in recent months. The visit by Rafael Grossi comes within the framework of Iran's invitation. It is neither related to the snapback mechanism nor the U.S. demand," he added.

"We don't allow others manage relations between Iran and the IAEA particularly in the current sensitive situation. It is important to assure Tehran that the agency will move based on impartiality, independence and professionalism and will also not take any action far from the standards and the agency's independent data and examinations. If the IAEA does so, misunderstandings will be solved and cooperation will continue," the official stressed.

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