Tehran rejects ‘managed access’ to its military sites

Tehran rejects ‘managed access’ to its military sites
16:07 19 İyun 2015
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Tehran, Iran, June 19

By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:

Tehran Friday Preacher Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani says what the country’s nuclear negotiators say about giving “managed access” to the country’s military sites to the IAEA is unclear.

Recently Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and senior nuclear negotiators said that the country will give the International Atomic Energy Agency managed access to its military sites as a trust-building move to facilitate reaching a comprehensive agreement with the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) on Tehran’s nuclear program.

“I do not know if it is possible that some people would inspect our military and security centers while they have completely shut their eyes and perception,” he said, Fars news agency reported June 19.

The ayatollah asserted that Iran would never allow others to inspect its military or security centers.

There is no doubt that the US needs the agreement more than Iran, he further said.

Iran is in talks with the six powers to reach a nuclear deal by June 30. The six majors are trying to limit Iran's nuclear activities while Iran is after the removal of economic sanctions posed to it.

It is a wrong perception to say Iran has been crippled by the sanctions and the sanctions have to be tightened in order to make the country surrender, Kermani stated.

He went on to thank the Iranian parliament for pushing a plan that would limit the Iranian government in its nuclear talks with the world powers.

Earlier this week, Iranian MPs passed a move that prioritizes addressing a plan that includes a set of rules for the nuclear negotiators to observe. Intended to preserve the nuclear achievements of Iran as the MPs claim, the plan stresses the removal of all sanctions the very day the agreement is signed.

Secondly, the IAEA would be able only to have common inspections of Iran’s facilities and it would be barred from military or security sites as well as interviewing nuclear scientists.

Third, there would be no limit for Iran in accessing the peaceful nuclear technology, according to the plan.

The outcome of the nuclear talks would also have to be approved by the Iranian parliament in order for the government to make a deal, the plan stresses.

Also, the Foreign Ministry would have to present the parliament with a full report of the talks in a short while.

Edited by CN

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