Today, Tuesday, the governor of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency called on Iran to fully comply and stop escalation.
“Iran’s nuclear commitments should not be mixed with negotiations,” he said.
And the governor of Saudi Arabia at the IAEA explained that “Iran is taking arbitrary measures against the inspectors of the IAEA.”
Rafael Grossi and Mohammad Eslami in Tehran on September 12 (AFP)
Rafael Grossi, the head of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, met earlier with Iranian officials to press for the lifting of restrictions on access to nuclear facilities by the agency’s inspectors, as the resumption of diplomatic talks on Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers looms.
Grossi is holding arduous talks with Iranian officials as IAEA inspectors still do not have access to surveillance cameras and face greater challenges trying to monitor Tehran’s uranium stockpile.
After meeting with Islami, Grossi said he wanted to enhance cooperation with Iran during his talks in Tehran, adding, “We seek to find common ground with Iran.”
Grossi added: “The agency seeks to continue and deepen the dialogue with the Iranian government… We agreed to continue our joint work on transparency, and this will continue.”
For his part, Eslami said Tehran was determined to resolve technical issues with the IAEA without “politicizing the matter.” Eslami added: “Some questions were raised based on documents published by our enemies. These questions have been answered.”
Grossi also met with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, who is responsible for the nuclear file in the new Iranian government.
Today, Tuesday, the “Tehran Times” newspaper quoted Abdullahian as saying, after his meeting with Grossi, that the agency “must continue its technical work within the framework of the duties entrusted to it,” adding that the IAEA “should stop taking political positions.”
Grossi said on his Twitter account on Monday that he hoped to “address outstanding questions with Iranian officials.”