IAEA inspectors due in Iran, military sites inspection not in agenda
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are scheduled to visit Iran on September 15, Asghar Zarean, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said.
The inspectors' visit comes in line with the agreements under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached by Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) on July 14, Zarean added.
The two parties will discuss further cooperation as well as plans for future activities, the Iranian official said, the Islamic Republic's IRNA news agency reported Sept. 12.
Zarean further underlined that the IAEA delegation has no plans to visit Iran's military sites.
Head of the IAEA Yukiya Amano and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi signed a roadmap of cooperation in Vienna on July 14, the same day Tehran and six world powers reached the historic nuclear deal.
Iran has announced that will check the profiles of the nuclear inspectors proposed by the IAEA before they can inspect nuclear sites in Iran.
"If the inspectors are qualified, the AEOI will accompany them through their inspections," Zarean said Sept. 5.
He added that not only the inspectors' belongings, including clothes and electronic devices, are taken from them while visiting nuclear sites, but also the samples needed for examination will be gathered by Iranians.