UN agency denies claims of flawed inspection regime in Iran deal

The UN nuclear watchdog head said Thursday he was “disturbed” by inaccurate claims that inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities will be the responsibility of the Iranians themselves.


On Wednesday the Associated Press claimed that Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to monitor Parchin, the sprawling, particularly sensitive complex near Tehran that is believed to have been used for high explosive and hydrodynamic tests linked to the development of nuclear weapons.


“I am disturbed by statements suggesting that the IAEA has given responsibility for nuclear inspections to Iran,” International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said in a statement.


“Such statements misrepresent the way in which we will undertake this important verification work,” he said.


The AP report drew harsh condemnations from the critics of the agreement, including Israeli officials.


On Thursday an senior Israeli official called on world powers “to publish all annexes of Iran deal, following Parchin reports controversy.”


“We are following reports on Parchin closely,” the unnamed official further added. “The only way to clarify is by publishing all of the deals annexes. The more we learn about the deal the more our concerns are confirmed.”


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