Iran, IAEA Issue Joint Statement during Grossi’s Tehran Visit
- September, 12, 2021 - 16:08
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a joint statement after a meeting between their directors in Tehran, reaffirming commitment to mutual cooperation.
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi arrived in Tehran on Saturday night and held a meeting with Iranian nuclear chief, Mohammad Eslami, on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters at a joint press conference with Grossi, Eslami said they have held good and constructive negotiations, stressing that all issues in the relations between Iran and the IAEA are basically technical, and political affairs have no place in the mutual interaction.
The two bodies also issued a joint statement, which is as flows:
“A meeting between His Excellency Mr. Mohammad Eslami, Vice-President and the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (AEOI) and His Excellency Mr. Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) took place on September 12, during his visit to Tehran.
1. In this meeting the parties recalled and reaffirmed the spirit of cooperation and mutual trust and its continuation and emphasized on the necessity of addressing the relevant issues in a constructive atmosphere and exclusively in a technical manner.
2. In the framework of the existing cooperation, the two sides decided to maintain their mutual interactions and meetings at relevant levels. To this end, the Vice-President and the Head of AEOI will meet the IAEA DG at the sidelines of the upcoming General Conference, and the IAEA DG will also visit Tehran in the near future to hold high level consultations with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the aim of enhancing cooperation between Iran and the IAEA in different fields and discussing current issues of mutual interest.
3. IAEA’s inspectors are permitted to service the identified equipment and replace their storage media which will be kept under the joint IAEA and AEOI seals in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The way and the timing are agreed by the two sides.”
The one-day visit by Grossi was his first since Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi assumed office in August.
Last week, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman cautioned the IAEA’s Board of Governors to avoid miscalculations in its upcoming ordinary meeting, warning that taking advantage of the IAEA for political purposes will draw a different response from Tehran.