DM: Iran Not to Allow IAEA to Inspect Every Site
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan warned on Wednesday that Tehran would not allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit every site and facility that it wishes.
“Iran does not plan to issue permission for the IAEA to inspect every site,” Dehqan said in an interview with al-Mayadeen news network on Wednesday.
Granting such permissions are even in violation of the IAEA and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) rules, he added.
Dehqan had also earlier underlined that Tehran would not allow any foreigner to discover Iran’s defensive and missile capabilities by inspecting the country’s military sites.
“Missile-related issues have never been on agenda of the nuclear talks and the Islamic system will resolutely implement its programs in this field,” Brigadier General Dehqan said in July, commenting on the nuclear agreement recent struck between Iran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany).
He pointed to the recent statements of the US officials on Iran, and said, “The US officials make boastful remarks and imagine that they can impose anything on the Iranian nation because they lack a proper knowledge of the Iranian nation.”
The Iranian Defense Minister reiterated that the time had come for the Americans to realize that they were not the world’s super power and no one recognizes them as such any longer.
Brigadier General Dehqan pointed to the recent nuclear tests conducted by the US concurrent with nuclear talks in Vienna, and said, “Such measures indicate their lack of commitment to international peace and security and it is for the same reason that independent nations and governments can never trust the US.”
Iran and the world powers reached a final agreement in Vienna on July 14 to end a 13-year-old nuclear standoff.
A week later, the UNSC unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the 5+1 group of countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Now the US Congress and the Iranian parliament have less than 60 days to review the deal to approve or reject its practice.