Iran to not permit military sites’ surveillance under nuke deal
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 9
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's defense minister, Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan has rejected a report from the Guardian that claimed Iran would allow inspection of its military facilities under the Lausanne framework agreement.
There is no agreement on the issue, Dehghan said, adding visiting the military facilities is among the Islamic Republic's redlines.
The Guardian's report said the IAEA investigators would be permitted to access to military and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sites and to talk to the people in their ranks under the recent framework agreement with the world powers which achieved April 2 in Lausanne.
Dehghan further criticized "some Iranian media" which reflect the baseless allegations of the foreign media about the Lausanne deal, according to the official website of the Iranian defense ministry.
Publishing such claims not only does not serve national interests, but prepares ground for enemies' excessive demands, the minister added.
Iran and the 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) reached a framework agreement after eight days of intensive talks in Lausanne over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program.
The sides have decided to strike a comprehensive deal by July 1, which would on one hand limit Tehran's nuclear activities, and on the other remove international sanctions on Iran.
Based on a US state Department fact sheet on the Lausanne deal Iran has agreed to implement the Additional Protocol of the IAEA, providing the IAEA much greater access and information regarding Iran's nuclear program, including both declared and undeclared facilities.
Tehran also will be required to grant access to the IAEA to investigate suspicious sites or allegations of a covert enrichment facility, conversion facility, centrifuge production facility, or yellowcake production facility anywhere in the country, the fact sheet reads.
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