A senior Iranian lawmaker says the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) request to visit Iran’s Parchin military site is beyond the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of Iran’s Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, said on Friday that the IAEA should know that all the nuclear activities of the Islamic Republic of Iran are in line with the NPT.
Iran is not obligated to open its military sites, including Parchin, to the IAEA inspectors, the legislator said.
If the IAEA expects Iran to retreat in talks with the P5+1 group over its nuclear energy program, the agency must know that this would never happen, Boroujerdi added.
He further called on the IAEA to avoid politicization of its reports on Iran and issue them based on facts.
On February 13, Iran and the IAEA wrapped up their latest round of talks on Iran’s nuclear energy program in Tehran.
After the talks, Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh, who headed the Iranian negotiating team, said Tehran and the agency had resolved some differences and reached agreements on certain issues.
He further noted that the remaining differences would be discussed in the next meeting between the two sides.
Iran is also set to resume talks with the P5+1 – China, Russia, France, Britain, the US and Germany – over its nuclear energy program in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on February 26.
The United States, the Israeli regime, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, an allegation Iran strongly rejects.
Tehran maintains that as a committed signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it is entitled to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Iran says the IAEA inspectors have conducted numerous inspections of its nuclear facilities, but have invariably failed to find any evidence showing diversion in the Iranian nuclear energy program toward military objectives.
By Press TV
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