Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs. Press TV

The Guardian: Iran will allow UN nuclear inspectors to visit military sites, negotiator says

* ‘Iran has agreed to grant managed access to military sites’
* Deputy foreign minister appears to contradict supreme leader’s comments

Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors “managed access” to military sites as part of a future deal over its contested nuclear programme, a negotiator said on Sunday, apparently contradicting earlier comments by the nation’s supreme leader.

The comments by the Iranian deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, carried by state television, came after he and the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, attended a reportedly stormy closed session of parliament.

“Iran has agreed to grant managed access to military sites,” state TV quoted Araghchi as saying on Sunday.

Update #1: Iran Accepts UN Inspection of Military Sites Amid Nuclear Talks -- Bloomberg
Update #2: Iran denies agreement on military site inspections -- AFP

WNU Editor: Iran's supreme leader has been adamant that there will be no inspections .... Iran's Supreme Leader Rules Out Nuclear Inspections, as well as Iran's top military chief .... Iran's Military Chief Vows No International Inspections Will Be Permitted On Military Sites. I guess this Iranian lawmaker did not get the memo.

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