Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that his country will not sign any agreement that would allow access to its military and scientific secrets.
Iran’s Press TV quoted Rouhani saying: “The recent remarks by the leader of the Islamic republic is a rule for the administration, and we will never sign a deal that would allow anybody to have access to the country’s scientific and military secrets.”
“Continuing research and development is our red line, and [nuclear] negotiators are aware of the red lines,” he said.
On Wednesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said he would never allow foreigners to inspect Iranian military sites or meet with Iranian nuclear scientists under the pretext of a nuclear deal.
Iran and the P5+1 countries began a new round of negotiations to finalise an accord on the country’s nuclear issue in the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday.