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NCRI – A Senior Iranian cleric told a group of members of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) that United Nations nuclear inspectors are not allowed to visit Parchin military camp where the Iranian regime has conducted research related to nuclear weapon production.
Ahmad Khatami, a leading member of the Assembly of Experts and a close ally of Ali Khamenei, said on Thursday that "the Islamic Republic of Iran would not allow access to its military centers".
The Iranian regime is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western officials say it offers no viable concessions.
The dismissal of the proposal underscores how far apart the two sides are in nuclear talks as the Nov. 24 deadline approaches.
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog cautioned about the Iranian regime’s claims that it is not interested in nuclear arms, saying he cannot guarantee that all the atomic activities of Tehran are civilian in nature.
Yukiya Amano, the head of International Atomic Energy Agency told an IAEA meeting in Vienna that Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August.
Expert-level talks between the Iranian regime and world powers will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna, according to a Tehran regime official.
The Iranian regime’s deputy foreign minister and negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, was quoted by the state-run news agency IRNA as saying: "Negotiations between experts from Iran and the P5+1 will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna."
Diplomatic efforts by the six world powers to reach a deal with the Iranian regime to curb its nuclear program are in a “critical phase”, an EU spokesman said on Thursday after high-level negotiations in Vienna.
Michael Mann, spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said: “We are trying hard to make progress and remain fully engaged to achieve a comprehensive solution” by the Nov. 24 deadline, said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna Wednesday for a fresh round of nuclear talks over Tehran's nuclear program before a November 24 deadline for striking a deal to prevent the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons under the guise of civilian atomic program.
Kerry said Tuesday there was still hard work to be done but that a deal remains achievable. He said: "I don't believe it's out of reach, but we have some tough issues to resolve."