IAEA inspection of Iranian university permitted by National Security Council: Minister

Tasnim – A recent inspection of an Iranian university by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors had been authorized by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Science Minister Mansour Gholami said.

Speaking to reporters after a Wednesday cabinet session, Gholami confirmed reports that the IAEA inspectors had visited a university in the country, saying such visits take place under the authority of the Supreme National Security Council, whose decisions he said are binding.

Denouncing rumors that try to raise suspicion and damage national interests, the minister said the Iranian university visited by the IAEA inspectors had to abide by the Supreme National Security Council’s decision.

Gholami then explained that inspection of the university, which had nothing to do with any individual, did not go any further than “visiting the laboratories”, adding that it was not followed by any problems.

On Monday, reports came out that the IAEA’s inspectors had visited Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Sharif University of Technology.