Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefireRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:39
Putin, Merkel, Hollande agree to give fresh impetus to Normandy Four activitiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:26
Russian Eurobonds may be floated in spring 2017 — finance ministerBusiness & Economy January 18, 19:48
Russia, Turkey report 14 ceasefire breaches in Syria per dayWorld January 18, 19:17
Analyst believes removal of sanctions can be political bargaining chip with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 18:45
Arctic Forum’s task is to change perception of region as source of raw material — officialBusiness & Economy January 18, 18:28
OPEC revises Russia’s oil production outlook downward by 110,000 bpd in 2017Business & Economy January 18, 18:20
OSCE says preparations for talks on Transnistria to begin in near futureWorld January 18, 18:15
About 1,500 officials may attend Arctic ForumBusiness & Economy January 18, 17:38
TEHRAN, May 13. /TASS/. An additional protocol to the nuclear non-proliferation safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does not oblige Iran to open up its military facilities for inspections, spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Wednesday.
"The additional protocol to the Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA does not oblige signatory states in compliance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to allow inspections to their military facilities," the spokesman said in an interview with state television.
"First of all, the Islamic Republic did not approve the Additional Protocol and is not following it. Secondly, none of the protocol’s articles stipulates specific obligations with regard to providing access to the military facilities of a state that has signed the protocol," he said.
If a state doesn’t wish to admit UN nuclear watchdog’s experts to its military facility, "they have the right to inspect the adjacent territory or use other inspection methods," he said.