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Access To Military Sites Debated As White House Reconsiders Iran Nuclear Deal

15 September 2017

"Iran is subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime". Velayati is an adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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"Neither Mr. Amano, his officers nor any other foreigner is entitled to visit our military centers, because the centers are fully secret security zones for any foreigner and foreign affiliates", he said.

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"The IAEA has never had better access to Iran's military sites", says Vaez.

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"The new sanctions on non-nuclear matters signal President Trump's determination to confront Tehran over actions the United States considers destabilizing to the region and in defiance of the intent of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal", The Washington Post reported.

Johnson said there are two sides to the deal: The Islamic Republic behaving itself, and the USA and the others ensuring Iran enjoys economic benefits.

With more hawkish voices no longer holding senior positions in the White House and the deadline approaching, opponents are vying for the president's ear, promoting their stance in the public arena.

"Access under the Additional Protocol will be used by the IAEA to verify at undeclared sites that no unapproved nuclear activity is occurring".

"If the country (Iran) is supposed to continue [to implement the nuclear deal] with the other five countries [Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany], it will be in a way that our interests is protected", he noted.

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As Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, pointed out, decertifying Iran next month wouldn't automatically pull the US out of the JCPOA.

Last month, shortly after Trump grudgingly certified the Islamic Republic as abiding by the deal, reports emerged that he was directing his aides to develop a case for why the regime violated the agreement come the next October deadline.

US President Donald Trump, who had made no secret of opposing the nuclear agreement in his election campaign, has threatened to "tear up" the agreement, calling it "the worst deal ever negotiated".

The group, including numerous academics and some former U.S. State Department officials, said the pact that took effect in January 2016 "has dramatically reduced the risk posed by Iran's nuclear program and mandated unprecedented monitoring and transparency measures that make it very likely that any possible future effort by Iran to pursue nuclear weapons, even a clandestine program, would be detected promptly".

The greatest danger that Sherman, along with the authors of that letter, warned is that getting rid of the deal would eliminate any insight into Iran's nuclear activity because it allows for inspections and puts some constraints on Iran's nuclear capabilities.

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Access To Military Sites Debated As White House Reconsiders Iran Nuclear Deal