Iran Not to Allow Foreign Access to Military Sites: AEOI Spokesman
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi rejected recent comments made by US President Donald Trump about the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and said the country would not allow foreigners to have access to its military sites.
Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Sunday, Kamalvandi rejected conditions set by Trump for the US to stay in the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and said the issue of access to Iran’s military sites is basically not included in the IAEA safeguard agreement, the Additional Protocol, and the JCPOA.
There were some cases of inspection of Iran’s military sites like Parchin in the past, he said, adding that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspected the site and closed the case.
Currently, the IAEA has not made any calls for inspecting another military site of the country, the official noted.
Kamalvandi further emphasized that the Islamic Republic will not allow access to its military sites again even to the IAEA.
The comments came after US President Donald Trump extended the JCPOA for the third time on Friday, but also laid down conditions for waiving the anti-Iran sanctions again.
Trump said he will not grant another reprieve unless changes are made to the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
In response, Iran’s Foreign Ministry reiterated that the JCPOA is a valid international document that would not be renegotiated at all.
Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna in July 2015, the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live up to their undertakings.