Salehi warns Amano against ill-wishers seeking to mar Iran-IAEA ties

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi met with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano held a meeting on sidelines of the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology, which kicked off today in the Austrian capital Vienna and will last until November 30.

During the meeting, the two officials discussed the latest developments relating to bilateral cooperation, including the IAEA safeguards in relation to Iran nuclear deal which is also known as the JCPOA.

Salehi expressed his appreciation to the IAEA’s efforts and reports with regard to the JCPOA, emphasizing “Iran expects the Agency to continue its impartial and professional safeguards, away from the influence and malicious goals of ill-wishers who seek to damage Iran’s constructive relations with the Agency.”

Yukiya Amano, in turn, emphasized that in his activities he always considers the principles of professionalism, impartiality and independence, stressing that IAEA only pays attention to facts not claims in its safeguards.

Amano expressed his satisfaction with the current level of Iran-IAEA cooperation and said that Agency’s principled policy is to continue the existing trend of cooperation.

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