Iran Nuclear NewsIran says military sites off-limits to nuke inspectors

Iran says military sites off-limits to nuke inspectors

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday that Tehran would not allow international inspectors of the United Nations atomic watchdog to visit a military site without providing “convincing proof” that would justify inspection. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday that Tehran would not allow international inspectors of the United Nations atomic watchdog to visit a military site without providing “convincing proof” that would justify inspection.

“They cannot constantly and randomly say that we want to see this or that, or speak to this person or that person, so that the case drags on”, Hamid-Reza Asefi said, referring to inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

He was responding to a question in his weekly press conference on whether Iran would allow the UN watchdog body’s inspectors to visit the suspect nuclear site at Lavizan Shian in Tehran.

Under a previous agreement with the EU-3, Iran was obliged to provide access to such sites.

Asefi did not identify what sorts of concrete evidence the UN body had to provide to be allowed to inspect the site, but analysts said his comments mean an end to inspection of military sites.

“The whole point is to have surprise inspections”, said Hans Steuber, a German military analyst familiar with Iran. “To say the inspectors must provide ‘convincing proof’ to gain access to a site means no inspection at all”.

Asefi denied that Iran had been given a deal by Moscow for it to carry out some of its sensitive nuclear work on Russian soil.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman also defended Tehran’s influence in neighbouring Iraq and Afghanistan. “That which we are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan is based on our responsibilities in the region. We think that the work Iran has done in Iraq has been very humanitarian and Islamic”.

Latest news

Iranian Regime Ignores Its Main Demand in the Qatar Talks

On the evening of Friday, June 24, the High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell traveled to Iran...

Regime’s Negligence Makes Iran the Main Loser in Oil Competitions

Last Friday, the Iranian regime’s president Ebrahim Raisi claimed in a meeting that his regime could be a 'stable'...

Dez River Joins the Dried-Up Rivers of Iran

The Iran regime’s insistence on pointless dam construction and the diversion of the rivers has dried up another river...

Iran’s Bankrupted Pension Funds

Four of the Iran regime’s pension funds are currently unable to pay their retirees' salaries and benefits from internal...

Iran’s Pharmaceutical Industry on the Verge of Extinction

In Iran, patients with unique and critical diseases are experiencing intimately suffer from a dire drug and medicine supply...

The Latest Status of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Complexity does not describe the current state of Iran's nuclear program; The situation has become much more complicated, and...

Must read

Iran’s History of Protesting

by Jubin Katiraie After years of living under Shah Mohammed...

Oil Prices Fall to Lowest Since 2009

Source: The New York Times HOUSTON — Oil prices...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you