Iran’s Rouhani: Inspections Will Continue to Show Iran Not Making Nuclear Arms

Says despite improving centrifuges, Iran won't limit inspections

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that the continued access to nuclear sites given to IAEA inspectors is intended to show that even as Iran’s civilian enrichment improves, they are not seeking nuclear weapons.

Rouhani made the comments on state TV, saying some were expecting them to move toward weapons after installing the centrifuges, saying Iran will not limit or in any way reduce inspections to avoid any doubts on that point.

The IAEA has repeatedly confirmed, for years,  that Iran’s nuclear program has no military dimension. Though Iran has subsequently increased enrichment at civilian levels, they are not attempting enrichment anywhere near the levels required for weapons-grade uranium.

Iranian officials have made clear that the whole reason for enhancing enrichment was to try to force the EU parties of the P5+1 nuclear deal to come up with sanctions relief, assuring that the increased enrichment is easily reversible.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.