May 6, 2015, 1:33 AM
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Deputy FM: Iran not to accept beyond additional protocol

Tehran, May 6, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister and Iran's senior negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi said that Iran has never accepted and will never accept any inspection mechanism above the additional protocol.

'We have not accepted and will not accept any inspection system higher than additional protocol and within the framework of interpretation from additional protocol we will usher in confidence-building measures,' Araqchi told IRIB in an interview in New York.

He noted that Iran has accepted to implement the additional protocol on the condition that Majlis (the Iranian parliament) will also execute it; therefore the final approval of additional protocol is not with the government, but it is with the parliament.

'Additional protocol provides greated access and possibility for supervision and confidence-building for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and as said more than 100 countries are implementing the protocol at the present,' Araqchi added.