1243 GMT December 01, 2022
Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on Saturday described the country’s greater progress as an effective solution in the face of the “oath-breaker” states.
Raeisi reiterated that the government’s two main approaches in dealing with foreign pressures are neutralizing the sanctions and working toward lifting them.
He added for the removal of the sanctions, Iran agreed to hold negotiations, “but we said we will put forward our demands and will say what we want”.
Addressing Western states, Raeisi said, “You broke your promise, but we did not. The IAEA confirmed 15 times that there is no deviation in Iran’s nuclear activities and, yet, today, you again say ‘we have doubts’. The European Union officially announced that Iran’s proposed draft [for the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal] is completely logical and rational.”
He stressed that Iran is faced with an oath-breaker country that easily breaks its promises and resorts to oppression and aggression.
Raeisi questioned, “What must be done in the face of such enemies?” asking: “Would it be plausible to stop the country’s progress under their pressures?”
He said Iran believes that it must make progress to confront such an enemy, adding thus, the Iranian nation is determined to make progress.
On Thursday, the IAEA’s Board of Governors, in an unconstructive move, adopted an anti-Tehran resolution, criticizing Iran for what it called “lack of cooperation” with the agency.
The resolution’s draft was put forward by the United States, Britain, France and Germany in continuation of their political pressures on Iran. Russia and China voted against the motion.
Commenting on the resolution while addressing domestic and foreign reporters at a joint press conference with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi following two rounds of talks in Tehran on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the IAEA’s Board of Governor made an "unconstructive" move by adopting the anti-Iran resolution as a delegation comprising officials of the Foreign Ministry and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran had held "constructive" talks with the agency's Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi in Vienna some two weeks ago and agreed on stronger cooperation with the agency.
However, Amir-Abdollahian added, the anti-Tehran draft resolution was unexpectedly proposed to influence the internal situation in Iran and in line with the U.S. so-called maximum pressure policy against the Islamic Republic as well as the continuation of Washington’s greatly hypocritical approach toward Tehran.
The top Iranian diplomat emphasized that the UN nuclear agency has, once again, been abused by the U.S. and the E3 group of France, Britain and Germany for politically-motivated purposes.
"We will take a retaliatory and effective measure while adhering to the international law and our international obligations," Amir-Abdollahian said.