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Iran not to let IAEA inspect military sites: Official

Iran Press TV

Mon May 18, 2015 9:10AM

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will not be allowed to inspect Iran's military sites.

Hamid Baeidinejad, who also serves as the director general for political affairs at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said in a message posted on his Instagram account that Iran's military facilities have nothing to do with the nuclear issue and, hence, needn't be inspected by the UN nuclear agency.

To meet the requirements of the IAEA, he noted, there is no need for Iran's military and defence installations to come under the IAEA inspection.

'No representative form Iran would let the enemy obtain the possibility to infiltrate into the country's military and defense facilities and set the stage for threats to national security,' said Baeidinejad.

Undoubtedly, he stressed, Iran will not agree to inspections of its defence installations under the current sensitive circumstances.

Baeidinejad's remarks came after IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on May 12 claimed that a nuclear agreement being drafted by Iran and the P5+1 countries would give the agency's experts the right to push for access to Iranian military sites.

Iran has repeatedly stressed that it will not allow inspections of its military facilities and insists that the nuclear deal must only include nuclear issues.

Iran and the P5+1 countries - the US, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia – have been negotiating to reach a comprehensive agreement on Iran's civilian nuclear activities, and have set June 30 as the deadline for the conclusion of the deal.


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