Iran termed the adoption of a resolution at the UN nuclear watchdog’s board of governors meeting in Vienna, Austria as “political, incorrect and unconstructive,” in a statement by the country’s foreign ministry late on Wednesday.
By providing “accurate technical information” and it expected the UN agency to reciprocate with an “independent, impartial and professional approach,” Tehran had “shown goodwill” in its interaction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the ministry said.
Adding the country has “one of the most transparent peaceful nuclear programs,” the statement said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always cooperated constructively with the IAEA in recent years.”
Furthermore, warning that it will “weaken the process of cooperation and interaction” between Tehran and the IAEA, the ministry said the adoption of the resolution, which was proposed by the US and its three European allies — France, Germany and the UK — was based on a “hasty and unbalanced report” by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi and “fabricated information” provided by Israel.
Stirring controversy, Grossi had pertinently visited Israel ahead of the meeting in Vienna.