Iran refuses inspections of military sites
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday dismissed the idea of inspections at its military sites, reportedly floated by the United States, saying they were not required under a nuclear deal with world powers.
“Our commitments to the world are clear... our relations with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Association) are defined by rules, not by the U.S.,” Rouhani said in a televised address. “I see it as unlikely that the IAEA will accept the request for inspections, but even if they do, we will not,” he said. He was responding to media reports that Washington’s U.N. envoy Nikki Haley last week met IAEA chief Yukiya Amano and discussed accessing Iranian military sites in order to ensure Iran’s compliance with the 2015 JCPOA deal.