Raisi urges IAEA to adopt skilled approach to nuclear issue



Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday that he hopes the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can adopt a “professional” approach to the Iranian nuclear issue and prevent certain countries from affecting the nuclear watchdog’s decisions.

Raisi made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Director General of the IAEA Rafael Grossi in the capital Tehran, according to a report on the website of the president’s office.

Countries like Israel and the United States use the nuclear issue as an “excuse” to further pressure the Iranian people, said the president, pointing out that it was the United States that violated the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Iran has had “the highest level” of cooperation with the IAEA, expects the agency to tell the truth about Iran’s nuclear program as well the country’s commitment ot its regulations, he noted.

Meanwhile, the IAEA chief expressed pleasure at visiting Iran and meeting the country’s president, saying the IAEA’s team led by himself had “constructive and positive” meetings with the Iranian side, according to the report.

Grossi arrived in Tehran on Friday for a two-day visit, during which he also held talks with Mohammad Eslami, president of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Xinhua