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Russia called on the International Atomic Energy Agency not to use the operations of the International Atomic Energy Agency to settle scores with Syria, and stressed the need to focus efforts on solving the real issues related to the non-proliferation regime.
The Russian delegation referred to the session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, on Wednesday, that the agency “has confirmed several times in recent years that Damascus fulfills its obligations, as inspections are carried out at declared nuclear sites, and there is no evidence that nuclear materials have begun to be used for purposes other than allowed”.
The Russian Delegation emphasized that there was no reason to keep this issue on the agenda of the Governing Council.
Moscow said, “Member states should leave politicized attempts to exploit inspections of the International Atomic Energy Agency for the purpose of settling scores with Damascus. Instead, it is necessary to focus joint efforts on finding solutions to the real issues of the non-proliferation regime and ways to strengthen the safeguards system.”