Iran rules out UN interrogation of scientists

A list of 32 Iran nuclear experts called for interrogations by the U.N. inspectors

Iran rules out UN interrogation of scientists

World Bulletin / News Desk

On May 20, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Iran would not only not allow inspections of military sites but most importantly, would not allow the IAEA to “interrogate” Iran’s nuclear scientists, saying the request came from a “brazen and insolent enemy.”

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council has said that the six world powers had submitted a request to interview him. 

P5+1 had presented Iran a list of nuclear scientists to be quested by IAEA. On May 26, Iranian negotiator Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said that while Iran would accept “managed inspections” as part of the Additional Protocols, it had rejected to interrogate Iran’s nuclear scientists.

According to a report in Middle East Monitor, in an interview with Iranian TV on May 30, Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), added a twist to the controversy when he said that his name was “first” on the list. He added, “It’s not clear what questions they have. There are 23 individuals and our negotiators have rejected this request.”

Shamkhani’s words imply that the P5+1 and the IAEA have a much wider list that not only included nuclear scientists but military officials as well. 

 

 

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