Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi objected to the US Senate's demand for being briefed about the contents of the recently signed roadmap of cooperation between Tehran and the IAEA.
Najafi cautioned the UN nuclear watchdog to avoid disclosing its secret agreements with Tehran to the US.
'The agreements signed between a member country and the IAEA are definitely secret and cannot be presented to any other country at all,' Najafi said.
Referring to the discussions at the US Congress during which the US officials elaborated on the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany), he said, 'The discussions revealed that the secret texts between Iran and the agency have not even been provided to the US administration.'
'For the very same reason, they cannot be presented to the Senate members either,' Najafi added.
The Iranian envoy also cautioned Amano that he is duty bound now to accept possible invitations of other countries' legislatures after he accepted last night to attend a US Senate meeting.
Head of the IAEA Yukiya Amano and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi signed a roadmap of cooperation in Vienna on July 14.
The roadmap contains secret arrangements stated in one or two documents entailing on the methods to be used by the two sides in their cooperation.