Top security official: Iran allows no more visits to Parchin

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined the end of inspections and visits to the country’s military site in Parchin.

“No other visits will be paid to Parchin at any level,” Shamkhani told FNA on Wednesday.

Asked about Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano’s visit to Parchin, he said, “No inspection was carried out and Amano’s presence at Parchin was just visit different from inspection.”

Parchin military center, which contains no nuclear or nuclear-related facilities or installations, has already been visited twice by the IAEA inspection teams, headed by former deputy director general of the world body when Mohamed ElBaradei was the IAEA Director General.

After the second visit, the IAEA’s former deputy director-general said the Parchin issue joined the history.

Also, on September 20, Amano was granted access to Parchin as efforts are stepped up to resolve by year end “ambiguities” about Iran’s past nuclear activities.

“Amano paid a formal visit to Parchin, and visited some workshops about which there has been some false information,” Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said at the time.

The Vienna-based IAEA also confirmed the site visit.

Amano and Head of the AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi signed a roadmap of cooperation in Vienna on July 14.

The roadmap contains secret arrangements stated in one or two documents entailing on the methods to be used by the two sides in their cooperation.

Senior Iranian nuclear officials have said that all IAEA member states have such secret agreements and the UN nuclear watchdog is duty bound to keep them secret to any third party individual or state.

After the roadmap was signed, Salehi announced that the new agreement would fully settle all unresolved issues pertaining to Tehran’s nuclear activities in the past.

“All past issues will be resolved completely after Iran and the Agency adopt some measures,” Salehi told reporters after signing an agreement called the Iran-IAEA Cooperation ‘Roadmap’.

He said that all agreements, including the measures decided for Parchin military site, will be implemented with full respect to Iran’s redlines.

Iran had earlier announced that inspection of the country’s military sites are one of its redlines.

“I hope that a new chapter in relations and cooperation between Iran and the IAEA will start after the settlement of the past issues,” Salehi added.

Salehi made the remarks in Vienna just a short time after diplomats acknowledged a sum-up agreement had been made between world powers and Iran.

By Fars News Agency