12 Jul 2024
Saturday 27 November 2021 - 13:37
Story Code : 392114

Russia slams US over threat of escalation with Iran at IAEA

Russia has lambasted the United States for threats to confrontIran at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) next month unless the Islamic Republic improves what Washington calls cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog.

Russias ambassador to the IAEA Mikhail Ulyanov warnedat a joint news conference with his Chinese counterpart on Fridaythat Washingtons threatening a diplomatic escalation would risk harming wider talks on Irans 2015 nuclear deal, which is officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The US on Thursday threatened that if Iran did not give way on at least one of several conflicts with the IAEA, particularly what it claimed to be Tehrans refusal to allow the agency to reinstall cameras at a workshop after an attack in June, Washington would confront Tehran at the watchdog in December.

I don't welcome this particular statement of the US delegation (at the IAEA). It's not helpful, Ulyanov said on Friday.

The US did not negotiate with the Iranians for a very long time and forgot that Iranians don't do anything under pressure. If they are under pressure, they resist, he further said.


Source: Press TV
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