UN Nuke Agency Head: Deal Gives IAEA Right to Access Iranian Military Sites


yukia-amano-iaeaInternational Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano said Tuesday that a nuclear agreement being worked on by Tehran and six world powers would give his experts the right to push for access to Iranian military sites. Amano said Iran specifically agreed to implement the agency’s “Additional Protocol” when it agreed to the outlines of the deal now being worked on.

The protocol would allow agency inspectors much more access than they have now to follow up on suspicions of undeclared Iranian nuclear activities or equipment.

“In many other countries from time to time we request access to military sites when we have the reason to, so why not Iran?” he said. “If we have a reason to request access, we will do so, and in principle Iran has to accept it.”

Amano said the agency can request access, clarification or a “short-notice inspection” anytime “there is any inconsistency (or) abnormality” to what Iran has declared as its nuclear work or assets.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}