Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

UN Nuclear Watchdog Defends Iran Agreement

UN Nuclear Watchdog Defends Iran Agreement

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that the international nuclear watchdog has formed a team to monitor North Korea's nuclear program. In private briefings with journalists, however, IAEA officials have said they are not seeking to inspect Iranian military sites, as they have no evidence to suspect Iran of carrying out banned activities; critics of the JCPOA have depicted such statements as a face-saving device, countering that the IAEA wants to avoid a losing confrontation with Iran, which has made clear that its military sites are off-limits. "Neither Mr. Amano, his officers nor any other foreigner is entitled to visit our military centers, because the centers are fully secret security zones for any foreigner and foreign affiliates", IRNA quoted him as saying.

The senior Iranian official further emphasized that the IAEA chief's claim about the agency's right to inspect Iran's military sites was "his own fabrication", adding that if Amano could make independent decisions, he would exert pressure on the Israeli regime in order to open its nuclear sites to inspection.

He added that the agency has been verifying and monitoring the implementation by Iran of its nuclear-related commitments under the nuclear agreement since JCPOA Implementation Day in January 2016.

Right from the start, Haley lied, claiming that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA, the official title for the "Iran Nuclear Agreement") "gave Iran what it wanted up-front", and that all the US got in return were "temporary promises" from Iran in exchange.

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The P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran limits the size of Iran's civilian nuclear program, nominally to prevent them developing a civilian capacity which could be translated into a military program.

Speaking at a news conference in NY on August 25, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called on the IAEA to request access to Iranian military sites, in what is regarded as an attempt by the US to undermine the multilateral nuclear deal.

The UN atomic watchdog hit back on Monday at USA criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, insisting its inspections there are the world's toughest and that Tehran is sticking to the accord.

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