Iran may accept snap inspections of its atomic facilities: official

Iran may accept snap inspections of its atomic facilities: official

PanARMENIAN.Net - An Iranian nuclear official says the country may accept snap inspections of its atomic facilities should Iran and world powers reach a final agreement over Tehran's contentious nuclear program, the Associated Press reports.

In 2003, Iran accepted the so-called "additional protocol" of snap inspections for two years, but parliament never ratified it.

Quoted by official IRNA news agency, atomic energy organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said: "The government may accept the additional protocol based on its expediency and progress in the nuclear talks, but Iranian parliament makes the final decision."

Iran and world powers — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany — are negotiating to reach a final deal, with the next round convening July 2.

The West suspects Iran's nuclear program has a military dimension, a charge Iran denies.

 Top stories
The public learnt about the mass torture in 2019, when the details of the case gradually began to be revealed.
The Babakyar mountains includes territory from all the South Caucasian countries - Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted Tuesday, October 29 to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide.
French actor of Armenian descent Charles Gérard died September 19 at the age of 96, Figaro reports.
Partner news