TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (Press Shia Agency) – Cabinet spokesperson Nobakht stressed on Tue. the country’s stern and unwavering position against any outside attempts at inspecting its military sites under the pretext of the nuclear deal.
Mohammad Bagher Nobakht was reacting to claims made by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at meetings with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials in Vienna last week, during which she tried to pressure the Agency into inspecting Iran’s military sites under the JCPOA.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant officials have all voiced their clear and stern position on this issue,” Nobakht said during his first press conference in Rouhani’s second-term cabinet, adding “Iran’s military sites are top secret and not accessible to anyone. What they [American officials] say is merely wishful thinking.”
“We will defend our national interests,” Nobakht stressed, dismissing any possibility of future inspection of Iran’s military sites by the IAEA.
About the date of President Rouhani’s trip to New York for the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, Nobakht said details of the trip are usually discussed sometime around 16-22 September.
The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters in New York on 12 September 2017 and last until 25 September. It is said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif may hold a meeting with his 5+1 counterparts on the sidelines of the UN session to raise the issue of JCPOA implementation and US lack of commitment.