Aug 29, 2017, 12:20 PM
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Inspecting Iran's military sites, utterly forbidden: MP

Tehran, Aug 29, IRNA – Inspecting Iran's military sites is against the spirit and context of the 2015 international nuclear deal, said an Iranian senior lawmaker on Tuesday.

'Inspecting Iran's military sites is absolutely forbidden,' Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) saying that Iran's Foreign Ministry had seriously responded to the issue presenting necessary documents.

The July 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is a 'nuclear deal,' said the lawmaker underlining that based on the JCPOA and 'according to the protocols and regulations, it is only Iran's nuclear activities' and not its military sites, that can be inspected.

Naqavi-Hosseini, who is spokesman for Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, added, 'We never let the (military) centers be inspected, and no more words is left to be said to this end.'

He said that the issue of checking Iran's military sites was not included in the nuclear deal and is against its spirit and letter.

The US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley travelled to Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday (August 23) to discuss JCPOA and Iran's nuclear activities with the officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The IAEA has already released seven different reports on Iran's nuclear activities verifying that the all of the country's activities are being made under the nuclear deal and for the peaceful purposes as well.

According to western media, the US diplomat claimed at a press conference later that the nuclear deal has 'made no distinction between military and non-military sites. There are also numerous undeclared sites that have not been inspected. That is a problem.'

Haley further said that inspectors should have access to Iran's military sites. A request which is totally rejected by Tehran.