IAEA plans no inspections of Iran military site: AEOI

The AEOI official emphasized that there is no “measure or directive” on inspecting the country’s military sites.

An Iranian nuclear official says no inspections of Iran’s military sites are on the agenda of a planned visit by inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to Iran.

Deputy Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Asghar Zare’an said on Saturday that IAEA inspectors are scheduled to arrive in Tehran on Tuesday for talks.

“In this round of the negotiations, inspections of [Iran’s] military sites are not on the agency’s agenda,” he added.

The AEOI official emphasized that there is no “measure or directive” on inspecting the country’s military sites.

Zare’an noted that discussions would be held on practical measures in the future within the framework of the agreement reached between Iran and P5+1 known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Tehran’s nuclear program.

On July 14, Iran and the IAEA signed a road map for “the clarification of past and present issues” regarding Iran’s nuclear program in the Austrian capital, Vienna. The deal came on the same day Iran and the P5+1 group of countries reached an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program.

In its most recent update on Iran’s nuclear program on August 27, the UN nuclear agency confirmed Iran’s compliance with its commitments regarding its nuclear program.

The IAEA said Iran has maintained its level of uranium enrichment, nuclear research and development and other activities in line with its declarations to the UN nuclear monitoring body.

[Zarean also said that preparatory measures for construction by Russia of one of two 1,050 MW nuclear power plants are underway and actual construction will start in early 2016.]  

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