A senior Iranian official has vehemently rejected foreign demands for inspection of Iran’s military sites under the pretext of implementing the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries.
Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the remarks while speaking to reporters on Tuesday in response to earlier comments by Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano.
Addressing reporters following the IAEA Board of Governors’ Monday meeting in Vienna, Amano said the agency did not distinguish between civilian or military sites in its inspections and would ask for access when necessary.
Velayati said previous agreements between Iran and the IAEA did not include any permission to visit Iran’s military sites, adding that Tehran would have never signed any agreement with the UN nuclear agency in case of such a request.
H/t reader squodgy:
“The US jiggerypokery knows no bounds.
I think Iran should insist on reciprocal inspections of all US Military sites.”
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