Iran will check IAEA inspectors before nuke monitoring
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 31
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
The International Atomic Energy Agency will send a list of inspectors to Iran and after approval, they can travel to Tehran, a senior member of Iran's parliament said.
"We will check the name of the inspectors first and will refuse those who have negative deeds against Iran," Esmail Kosari, member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Parliament, told Trend July 31.
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said July 30 during a speech on TV that Iran will only allow inspectors from countries that have diplomatic relations with Tehran.
He said that Canadian and the U.S. origin inspectors will not be allowed in Iran.
Araqchi also said during a meeting with the members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Parliament that during the verification process, the IAEA would introduce 150 inspectors to Iran to inspect the country's nuclear activities.
Kosari said that Iran Foreign Ministry hasn't justified the inspectors issue to MPs clearly, but undoubtedly Iran will not allow those inspectors which have negative deeds against Iran in past.
"If you look at the past, we had secret information, leaked by some inspectors, or we had several nuclear scientists, assassinated," Iranian senor member of parliament said.
Mentioning some crisis about the secret agreements, achieved on July 14 between Iran and P5+1 (the U.S., UK, France, Russia, China plus Germany), Araqchi who serves as Iran's top nuclear negotiator with the Sextet said that the secret agreement was agreed between the IAEA and Iran's Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. "That is not any deal with JCPOA," Fars news agency quoted him as saying July 30.
He also said that some measures have been taken so that investigation and inspections of the IAEA from Iran's military sites wouldn't lead to revealing the country's army secrets to foreigners".
While ignoring the objections of both Iran and U.S. lawmakers, the implementation of nuclear agreement depends on verification of Iran's nuclear program by the IAEA. Araqchi says the removal of sanctions based on the nuclear agreement could start in two to three months. Iran has also asked the IAEA to keep the mutual agreement hidden.
Edited by CN