Lavrov: Opening Iranian Military Sites for Inspection Unnecessary

Lavrov: Opening Iranian Military Sites for Inspection Unnecessary
Wed Jun 3, 2015 12:04:26

Moscow does not believe that all of Iran’s military sites should be opened for inspection as part of a nuclear agreement, as this is a matter of Iran's national security, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

“Some participants from the Western group insist that not only nuclear sites must be open for inspections but also the military sites. This is something which they have to discuss between themselves. We are ready to help but we don’t believe that all military sites should be opened for inspection,” Lavrov said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

The minister noted that Russia supports the verification process of Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Over the past years, the P5+1 group of international negotiators, comprising the UN Security Council’s five permanent members and Germany, has engaged in negotiations with Iran on its controversial nuclear program.

The deadline to sign a final agreement on the issue has been repeatedly postponed.

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