NAM Hails Vienna Pact

 NAM Hails Vienna Pact NAM Hails Vienna Pact

The Non-Aligned Movement hailed the mid-July nuclear accord reached between Iran and major powers in Vienna, noting that Tehran’s “choices and decisions” should be respected in regard to the peaceful application of nuclear energy. “States’ choices and decisions, including those of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear technology and its fuel cycle policies must be respected,” the group said in a Wednesday statement, according to Press TV.  NAM expressed confidence in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s “professionalism and impartiality” in the process that aims to clarify Iran’s nuclear activities, saying it should be “based on sound technical and legal grounds.”

“There should be no undue pressure or interference in the agency’s activities, specially its verification process, which would jeopardize the efficiency and credibility of the agency,” said the statement, read out by Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi at a monthly meeting of the agency’s board of governors. Iran holds the rotating presidency of the organization.