Iran Military Sites Off-Limits for IAEA Inspections, AEOI Spokesman Asserts

AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi has said in Iran no figure is authorized to give access to IAEA to visit military sites, and there is essentially nothing included in the Safeguards Agreement, Additional Protocol, and JCPOA, regarding the issue, Mehr News reports.

Dismissing the quartet conditions of the President of the United States Donald Trump, regarding JCPOA renegotiation, Kamalvandi said “in the past, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog inspected Iran’s Parchin military site and the case was closed, and now there is no request from IAEA to have access to a military site in the country.”

He added that Trump’s baseless remarks maybe because he knows we, like many other countries, are sensitive to our military issues and he expects us to immediately say that we are not opposed to that, which of course we do not agree either and he wants fish in troubled waters saying Iran is not willing to give access in any circumstances.

“Access has its own rules. It will never happen for quenching the curiosities. Accessing military sites is according to the articles defined in the protocol, where only nuclear activities are done. We do not have any nuclear activity at any military site at all, and we are not a country seeking nuclear bombs and weapons. We will cooperate fully with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which are defined explicitly in the framework of the Safeguards, Additional Protocol, and JCPOA,” Kamalvandi noted.

Iran on Sunday rejected the recent U.S. call for allowing foreign inspection of Iranian military sites under the pretext of the 2015 nuclear deal. Currently, the IAEA has not made any call for inspecting another Iranian military site, he added. He emphasized that the Islamic republic will not allow access to its military sites again by foreign parties, including the IAEA.

Meanwhile, a senior Iranian lawmaker said Tehran has prepared various scenarios to deal with a possible move by Washington to scrap the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Speaking to Tasnim, Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi shrugged off recent threats of U.S. President Donald Trump against the JCPOA.

“The US president had also announced four months ago that he would not extend a waiver on nuclear sanctions against Iran,” he said.

The lawmaker added, nonetheless, that Iran has various scenarios to respond to the possible withdrawal of the US from the JCPOA.