Iran won’t allow cameras in nuclear sites: Foreign minister

Tehran : Iran will not allow installation of online cameras in its nuclear centers, said an Iranian parliament member citing Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Zarif made the remarks during a closed-door session of the Majlis (Iranian parliament) on Tuesday morning, which was attended by the Head of Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi as well, Gholamali Jafarzadeh Imenabadi has said.

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Zarif told the parliament that Tehran was not going to permit online cameras for inspection purposes, said the lawmaker.

Imenabadi said during the session, Salehi compared Iran’s nuclear capabilities to countries like Japan, Brazil and Argentine and said Iran owed its nuclear power totally to local scientists.

Salehi also said Western countries consented to enter into negotiations with Iran because they had no other choice, the parliamentarian said.

Zarif said Iran was not going to allow online cameras in its nuclear facilities because of its past bitter experience of assassination of its nuclear scientists, the member of parliament added.

Zarif also said people had no reason to worry about disclosure of classified documents because Iran was not allowing anything beyond internationally approved inspection mechanisms.

“I told the Western countries that Iran was not building atomic bombs not because of pressures and sanctions but because of the religious decree issued by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatolah Ali Khamenei. So Iran is not going to do this under any situation,” Zarif was quoted saying.

“Zarif has also told the Westerners that Iran could make atomic bombs any time it chooses,” Imenabadi added.