The case of inspection of military sites closed forever!

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[Behrooz Kamalvandi, the spokesperson for Atomic Energy of Iran, talks about impossibility of Iran’s military sites within JCPOA.]

Kamalvandi says: There is no mentioning of military sites. It is not in JCPOA, not in the additional protocol, not in administrative safeguards. What is important is that in places where there are nuclear activities, IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) can ask to have access. Naturally, if there are no nuclear activities at a location, automatically it is beyond their demands. Not just in the military field, but in many other fields as well. When there are no nuclear activities there, there is no reason for entering that location. In the past, they did a lot of baseless propaganda in international media, pretending that there are activities taking place in Parchin. Eventually, we had to [give them access] to once and for all put an end to such a condition. And that case was closed and had the seal of Board of Governors. We gave them a managed access, and even they took a sample, and then the case was closed.

Kamalvandi adds: Therefore, the issue of entering military sites is misleading. In IAEA, we don’t have anything called access to military sites. There has been no demand by IAEA, and in my opinion, there will never be such demands. As a result, nuclear activities are focused in announced sites which we have declared, so there is no reason for them to have access to any other locations – be it military or non-military. Things that are being said is for creating an atmosphere in international level because they cannot use that propaganda that they have been doing for more than 10 or 12 years.

Kamalvandi continues: They are in vain trying to bring back to life that previous atmosphere. And in my opinion, our media is not paying attention to such cases. Our media should make clarifications about the path of this case, our current situation, a refutation of a lot of past charges, Iran’s commitment to its obligations, 8 times approvals – once every three months – in past 2 years by IAEA. And there have been so many inspections in our country. Therefore, these issues that are brought up are merely for creating international atmosphere. IAEA, due to its structure, is constantly under pressure. As you know, within the agency and within the Board of Governors, just like UN Security Council, that is permanent just like the Security Council. And they provide the major part of its budget. They will put IAEA under different pressures, just as we saw how much the U.S. put pressure on UNESCO, and actually discontinued its help and left UNESCO. And these are signs of political pressures. What is important is for this international organization to do its job independently and professionally, without giving in to these pressures. We expect this, and in meetings that we had with IAEA’s officials, we have constantly emphasized this.

Kamalvandi goes on to say: IAEA, due to its structure, is constantly under pressure. As you know, within the agency and within the Board of Governors, just like UN Security Council, that is permanent just like the Security Council. And they provide the major part of its budget. They will put IAEA under different pressures, just as we saw how much the U.S. put pressure on UNESCO, and actually discontinued its help and left UNESCO. And these are signs of political pressures. What is important is for this international organization to do its job independently and professionally, without giving in to these pressures. We expect this, and in meetings that we had with IAEA’s officials, we have constantly emphasized this.