NOURNEWS - The visit of Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency to Tehran, which took place last Saturday night, was followed by many reflections and reactions in the domestic and foreign media for various reasons, including the forthcoming meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors.
One of the main reasons for these reactions was his sharp report to the IAEA Board of Governors last week, emphasizing that the organization's inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities have been significantly reduced and severely curtailed.
Rafael Grossi claimed in the report that Iran has denied IAEA inspectors access to sites related to its nuclear activities and continues to develop its nuclear activities.
The report, while reiterating the claim of the discovery of undeclared nuclear particles, stated that Iran had stored 10 kilograms of uranium with 60% enrichment, which is beyond the ceiling allowed in JCPOA.
However, in response to Grossi's allegations, Gharibabadi, Iran's representative to the IAEA, stated that since the other parties to the IAEA had not fulfilled their obligations under the nuclear agreement on lifting sanctions, no one could demand that Iran suspend its nuclear activities under the agreement. Some Western media outlets had predicted that the Western parties would try to issue a resolution against our country at the next meeting of the Board of Governors with the aim of intensifying pressure on Iran.
However, Iran's agreement with Grossi to visit Tehran, along with the way the trip was arranged and his one-on-one meeting with the new head of the Atomic Energy Organization, in a way reflected Iran's new approach to cooperating with the IAEA, meaning Tehran's determination to continue relations with the IAEA, but with a different approach and based on interaction with this organization as a purely legal and technical institution.
Since Grossi's tenure in the IAEA, which was carried out with the explicit and extensive support of the United States, the IAEA has entered a phase of political behavior in the face of the Islamic Republic and has not only failed to fulfill its safeguarding obligations to Iran as a member. It turned legal and regulatory leverage into political pressure.
Meanwhile, the failure to force Grossi to avoid political behavior and focus more on his management, while not having a deterrent effect in reducing his political behavior, has practically left the field open for the weight of political approaches to the Agency's legal and technical actions. Is.
Grossi's recent visit, both in terms of meetings and the negotiating agenda, was quite limited and focused on his duties as head of a technical-legal organization, and showed that although Iran intends to continue working with the IAEA, it is not going to be one-sided and low interest for the interests of the country.
Accordingly, although Grossi had met with the President, Foreign Minister and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization during his first visit to the previous administration, during his first visit to Iran since the establishment of the 13th government, he had only one meeting with Mohammad Eslami, appointed head of the Atomic Energy Organization, and the negotiating agenda focused solely on coordinating the service of some damaged surveillance cameras and the replacement of memory cards, even after the Board of Governors meeting.
In the meantime; Before, during and after Grossi's visit to Tehran, the Western media, in a concerted and distorted move, tried to portray the trip as an important achievement in increasing surveillance of Iran and conceptualizing it as a continuation of previous pressures that their narration was significantly different from the reality of the scene.
These media in this regard deliberately fragmented Grossi's first press conference after returning from Tehran in order to complete the puzzle of putting pressure on Iran with a targeted psychological operation, according to the media appendix designed in the Western think tanks against Iran.
On the other hand, some domestic media also tried with a political and directional approach to interpret this trip as a symbol of the inevitable adherence of the presidency to the policies of the Rouhani government and to introduce it as contrary to the law of the parliament.
This media atmosphere was created contrary to the reality of the matter, how the agreement on the principle of the trip and its plans, the agenda of the talks and the joint statement somehow represented Iran's new approach to the IAEA and incidentally conveyed its message to the West.
Unlike some media outlets, this trip did not contradict the law of the Islamic Consultative Assembly and the issue of temporarily suspending the implementation of the executive protocol, and only provided an opportunity to understand the country's new approach to the IAEA and the need for the IAEA not to deviate from the technical-legal rail in dealing with Tehran.
As announced at the end of the trip by the officials of our Atomic Energy Organization, no change has been made in the implementation of the parliament law and the voluntary and temporary implementation of the Additional Protocol by Iran has been stopped and monitoring equipment information will not be provided to the Agency.
BY: Mohammad Ghaderi