Iran bans nuclear inspectors from military sites

Iran’s parliament passes bill that bans int'l access to army sites, requires immediate sanctions removal as nuke deal deadline looms

Iran bans nuclear inspectors from military sites

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Iranian parliament approved on Sunday a nuclear rights bill that bans international access to its military sites, as Tehran and world powers continue talks on Iran’s nuclear program for a deal by June 30.

The bill says, “The International Atomic Energy Agency, within the framework of the safeguard agreement, is allowed to carry out conventional inspections of nuclear sites.”

But it adds a caveat, stating that “access to military, security and sensitive non-nuclear sites, as well as documents and scientists, is forbidden”.

The bill, passed with 199 votes in favor, three against and five abstentions, also stipulates immediate removal of all sanctions imposed on Iran as part of any final nuclear accord.

These have been the two main points of contention between Tehran and Washington since the announcement in April that the parties would set a course for a landmark deal.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Haziran 2015, 12:41