Diplomat says Iran won’t tolerate disclosure of secret information

September 12, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN - Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency has said that Tehran will not tolerate any “ignorance” in disclosing its secret information.

During a meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog’s Board of Governors in Vienna on Thursday, Reza Najafi urged the IAEA to increase its efforts to protect the confidential information in the process of implementing the “roadmap” and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

“The main basis of the JCPOA is mutual commitments of Iran and the 5+1 group in order to confirm peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and to annul all the resolutions, and lift sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council and all the other unilateral and multilateral sanctions,” he said.

He added, “All the previous resolutions of the Board of Governors which are politically motivated in Iran’s view should be revoked.”

Commenting on Iran’s “principled” position against the production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons, Najafi said Iran opposes mass destruction weapons and considers them “inhuman” and “detrimental to the international peace and security”.

He also said all the countries that have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) have the right to enjoy peaceful nuclear technology.

Iran and the 5+1 group - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany - finalized the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna on July 14.

On July 20, the UN Security Council turned the JCPOA into international law by endorsing a resolution, setting the stage for the lifting of the Security Council sanctions against Iran.