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Iranian Official: Nuclear Inspectors Need Approval From Intelligence Ministry

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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi. Photo: Screenshot.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi said nuclear inspectors will be allowed into Iran only after vetting by the country’s Intelligence Ministry. Photo: Screenshot.

A senior Iranian official declared on Monday that international nuclear inspectors would only be permitted into the country once they receive approval from the Islamic Republic’s Intelligence Ministry, putting another roadblock between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran’s contested nuclear sites.

Sayyed Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister and one of the top negotiators in talks that led to the recently inked nuclear deal, told the country’s state-controlled press that Iran’s intelligence apparatus must approve of any inspector who is issued a visa to enter Iran.

Read full story at the Free Beacon.

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