AP EXCLUSIVE: UN to Let Iran Inspect Alleged Nuke Work Site

“The Obama administration has repeatedly claimed that the deal is based on verification, not trust. However, according to the AP report [below], IAEA inspectors will be barred from physically accessing Parchin, and Iran will be allowed to conduct its own environmental sampling. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has often stated that the deal “is built on the most intrusive set of inspections that have ever been imposed on a country’s nuclear program.” However, according to the AP, the arrangement “diverges from normal inspection procedures between the IAEA and a member country by essentially ceding the agency’s investigative authority to Iran” — Daily TIP

ASSOCIATED PRESS
by George Jahn
August 19, 2015

Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press. The revelation is sure to roil American and Israeli critics of the main Iran deal signed by the U.S., Iran and five world powers in July. Those critics have complained that the deal is built on trust of the Iranians, a claim the U.S. has denied. The investigation of the Parchin nuclear site by the International Atomic Energy Agency is linked to a broader probe of allegations that Iran has worked on atomic weapons….But the agreement diverges from normal inspection procedures between the IAEA and a member country by essentially ceding the agency’s investigative authority to Iran. It allows Tehran to employ its own experts and equipment in the search for evidence for activities that it has consistently denied – trying to develop nuclear weapons. READ MORE

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1 Response to AP EXCLUSIVE: UN to Let Iran Inspect Alleged Nuke Work Site

  1. Pingback: US State Department says Iran’s Parchin not a nuclear site | ArchitectGuy

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