Iran ready for cooperation with new IAEA head

Iran ready for cooperation with new IAEA head

Iran is ready to promote cooperation with IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi, spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi said.

"Iran is ready to preserve and promote constructive cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based on goodwill, mutual respect, impartiality, and professional accuracy," Mousavi said while congratulating Grossi on his appointment.

Referring to the important role the IAEA plays in the area of disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, and peaceful nuclear cooperation, Mousavi expressed hope that the Agency would impartially fulfill its international responsibilities and duties during "Mr. Grossi's tenure," IRNA reported.

The IAEA Board of Governors decided to appoint Grossi as the new director-general who will take office in early December.