Iran-IAEA arrangements on Parchin to remain confidential: Official

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian official stressed that the process of cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the country’s Parchin military site is not going to be made public.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 59th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said he could not provide details of cooperation with the UN nuclear agency on the issue of Parchin, a military site near Tehran where some Westerners claim nuclear tests may have taken place.

“Arrangements have been made on Parchin, but given the fact that the subjects of our way of cooperation with the agency are to remain confidential between the two sides, I cannot provide any details,” Kamalvandi explained.

Iran and the UN nuclear agency on July 14 signed a roadmap to resolve all the past and present outstanding issues related to Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

A 12-strong delegation of the IAEA experts is now in Tehran as part of routine interaction under the July roadmap.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano is also scheduled to visit Iran within the next few days.

The IAEA has been given the role of verifying Iran’s commitments under a lasting nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) in July.

By Tasnim News Agency