US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s recent visit to Vienna and her meeting with IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano wan meant to press the UN nuclear agency for US inspection of Iran’s nuclear facilities, member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Ebrahim Rezaei told Tasnim.
Iran would never permit Americans to visit its nuclear sites, he underlined.
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump dispatched Haley to Vienna to press the UN nuclear chief on their reading of Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Thereafter, Iran’s mission to the IAEA issued a statement, saying the objectives and the results of Haley’s trip to Vienna “contradict” the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, which the UN Security Council adopted to endorse the nuclear agreement.
In a letter dated August 19 but released on August 23, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned about US lack of adherence to the nuclear deal.
Zarif has also said that Haley’s visit to the IAEA undermines “the independence and credibility” of IAEA inspectors.