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Zarif: Iran will give suitable response to IAEA’s illogical measures

In response to IAEA’s demand to visit two nuclear sites in Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran rejected the agency’s demand and threatened: “Iran will give a suitable response if the IAEA wants to take advantage of illogical ways.”

In a joint press conference on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow: The job of the Trump administration is to exit international agreements and organizations and we will not allow the IAEA become a tool in the hands of the Trump administration to destroy JCPOA”

While Iran has reduced compliance with its commitments to the nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Zarif told the reporters: Iran has always been transparent with the IAEA and 15 previous reports by the IAEA shows that Iran has complied with its commitment.”

“We will not let Iran be subject to investigation the documents of which are based on spying claims,” he added.

Possibly referring to a recent report by the UN Secretary-General saying Iran might have violated the UN arms embargo, Lavrov also stated: Washington has no right to punish Iran by profiting from the Security Council's authority and, in fact, manipulating the Security Council and, to some extent, the UN Secretariat."

Zarif also announced that he has invited Lavrov to visit Iran.

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