Iran’s atomic energy agency has dismissed a media report that Iranian experts, instead of the worldwide Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) staff, will inspect the country’s nuclear sites.
The SNSC and parliament are both perusing the text of the July 14 pact mandating Iran to curb its nuclear work in exchange for a removal of sanctions, mirroring Congress which has the right to approve or reject it in a vote to be taken by September 17.
“I can state that the arrangements are technically sound and consistent with our long-established practices”.
He added: “They do not compromise our safeguards standards in any way”.
The report’s revelation has met harsh criticism from Israeli and American opponents of the agreement reached last month over Iran’s nuclear program between six world powers, including the United States, and Iran.
August. 13, 2004 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe and the Institute for Science and worldwide Security shows the military complex at Parchin, Iran, 30 km (about 19 miles) southeast of Tehran.
Rauf, now with the Stockholm worldwide Peace Research Institute, said that because Parchin isn’t a declared nuclear facility but rather a military site – which countries are typically reluctant to have foreigners explore – it would fall under the IAEA’s “managed access” procedures.
The report claimed that under the agreement, IAEA inspectors would be prohibited from entering the site, where Iranian officials would be allowed to collect their own environmental samples.
“The way this deal has evolved, truly a vote in support of this deal would be truly voting to approve the industrialization of Iran’s nuclear program”, Corker said to the group gathered for the Jackson Young Professionals luncheon earlier in the day. Reports indicate, he said in a statement, that Iran will take samples, photographs and videos at IAEA-designated locations, using authenticated equipment.
GOP Congressman Luke Messer is also speaking out against the deal. This morning, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) of Missouri, widely seen as an on-the-fence member, also backed the deal.
In fact, he thinks the agreement should not include any nuclear capabilities and believes there’s a chance that can still happen. “These new facts only underscore the unsafe concessions the administration made to Iran in their desperate push to cut a deal at any cost”.
Nothing against the Iranians, but the regime has insisted from the first day of negotiations that it never had even an inkling of developing a nuclear weapon.
Investigating the site is part of the overarching nuclear-limits deal.
Menendez on Tuesday became the second Senate Democrat to buck Obama on the Iran deal.
The Obama administration’s main focus in the broader Iran deal – signed by the U.S., Iran, Britain, France, Germany, Russian Federation and China – is crimping Iran’s present nuclear activities so they can not be used in the future toward making a bomb. While 24 Senate Democrats and two independents who caucus with them have said they support the Iran accord, only two Democrats have said they oppose it.
A key red state Democrat, Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, came out in favor of the deal today.