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No Need for Secret Arrangement With IAEA

No Need for Secret Arrangement  With IAEANo Need for Secret Arrangement  With IAEA

Iran’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency denied any “secret agreement” has been made with the IAEA for inspection of universities or other sites in Iran, saying all inspections are conducted as part of Iran’s normal nuclear obligations.

Kazem Gharib-Abadi said on Saturday that “There are no secret agreements for inspection of universities and other places and everything is in accordance with the country’s obligations,” Mehr News Agency reported. His remarks came as reports about the IAEA inspection of one of Iran’s universities surfaced in the media, which was confirmed by Minister of Science Mansour Gholami who said the Supreme National Security Council had approved the inspection.

“Given Iran’s voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol, the country is committed to its requirements, and some access is allowed within this framework and according to decisions made at the high levels of the [ruling] establishment,” he said.

The IAEA’s inspection of a university does not mean there is a  need to suspend or shut down a certain activity. “It only means that the country’s activities must be reported to the IAEA based on its commitments.”

 

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