No Way for IAEA to Get Access to Iranís Classified Data: Zarif
News ID: 1517906 Service: Politics
September, 13, 2017 - 16:19
TEHRAN (Tasnim) Ė There is a clear framework for cooperation between Iran
and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iranís Foreign Minister
Mohammad Javad Zarif said, stressing that the UN nuclear agencyís inspectors
would by no means have access to the countryís classified information.
Based on the Additional Protocol, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
(JCPOA), and the framework of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA, the UN
nuclear watchdog can only inspect Iranian sites built for nuclear
activities, Zarif told reporters upon his arrival in Russiaís Sochi on
He made the comments when asked about IAEA Director General Yukiya Amanoís
recent comments that his agency does not distinguish between civilian or
military sites in its inspections and would ask Iran for access when
None of the IAEA inspections could be used as an excuse for access to Iranís
classified information, the top diplomat underscored.
He also noted that the UN nuclear agency has already verified there has been
no undeclared nuclear activities in Iran.
As regards the purposes of his trip to Russia, Zarif pointed to coordination
between Tehran and Moscow on regional developments, particularly Syria.
The cooperation among Iran, Russia and Turkey resulted in the improvement of
the situation in Syria and prevented tensions to a great extent, Zarif went
on to say.
He also stressed the need for closer coordination between Iran and Russia
given the recent US stances toward the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).