Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 9 /Trend T.Konyayeva/
Russia has criticized the disclosure of the IAEA general director's new report on Iran, saying such a decision would harm the settlement of the crisis regarding Iran's nuclear issue, the Russian Foreign Ministry's statement reads.
"Moscow feels serious disappointment and is perplexed because the latest report was made into a new source of increasing tension around the issue," the statement says.
Russia has not received the full text of the report yet, the statement reads.
After receiving it, it will take time to study the document, the statement added.
"The document should be analyzed in a calm atmosphere. It is important to understand whether there are some new and reliable facts supporting allegations about the possible military dimension of Iran's nuclear program," the report reads.
According to the statement, Russia voices serious doubts about the justification of the public disclosure of such a report at the moment when the chances to resume dialogue between the P5+1 group and Tehran still exist.
"Today more than ever, the policy should be based on the principle of 'first do no harm,'" the statement reads.
The statement says Russia will speak out on the matter after careful study of the document.
"Such crucial steps may not be taken hastily under the influence of short-term reasons. This is especially unacceptable when a stir is deliberately created," the document concluded.
IAEA General Director Yukiya Amano said in the report that the "information indicates that Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of nuclear explosive devices."
Iran criticized the recent IAEA report, saying that Amano's approach is dangerous and goes against the agency's articles of association.
Iranian representative to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh called the report on Iran's nuclear enrichment "repetitious and politically-motivated."