Sunday, May 31, 2015

Iran Is Looking For Ways To Block 'Nuclear Inspections' In Current Talks On Its Nuclear Program

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pose for a photograph before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne March 16, 2015.

Reuters: Iran says will discuss 'other solutions' to nuclear inspections deadlock

Iran will discuss "other solutions" to Western demands that it allow U.N. inspectors access to its military sites and to interview its nuclear scientists, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted on Sunday as saying.

The question of access for international inspectors has become one of the main sticking points between Tehran and six world powers as they try to overcome obstacles to a final nuclear agreement one month before of a deadline.

"We have decided to discuss other solutions to resolve this issue," Zarif was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency, after holding six hours of meetings on Saturday with his U.S. counterpart John Kerry.

WNU Editor: Nuclear inspections have always been a cornerstone for all nuclear agreements .... if you cannot verify an agreement, what is the point of having one. But it appears that this is Iran's "red-line" .... and they are not going to budge on the principle that permitting nuclear inspections will only permit intelligence agencies to gather information on Iran's other military capabilities.

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