Iran denies existence of spy on nuke team
Tehran, Iran, August 31
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has rebuffed claims by the nuclear deal critics that there has been a spy in the country’s nuclear negotiations team.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hamid Baidinejad denied the allegations as “hasty” and “misinformed” in a message he published on Telegram August 31.
The allegations are made to imply that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is faulty in structure, the diplomat noted.
“This approach seems a bit naive since the process of the nuclear talks was more complicated than to allow a fault to the JCPOA even if such claims were true," he said.
Numerous accounts emerged in Iran in the past few weeks over the arrest of one of the country’s nuclear negotiators, one contradicting the other.
A recent such account was that the arrest is true and the arrestee is a dual citizen who, other than being active in economy in both the private and governmental sectors, was “the head of one of the key committees of the negotiation team and the representative of a financial organization in the team,” Nasim Online news agency reported August 24.