TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s nuclear chief is proposing a “full supervision” of its nuclear program by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency for five years in return for lifting of sanctions against Tehran.
Fereidoun Abbasi didn’t elaborate what he meant by full supervision or what it would include. He made the comments in an interview with the semiofficial ISNA news agency Monday.
Iran’s nuclear program is already subject to some IAEA inspections.
Referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency, he said, “We proposed that the agency keep Iran’s nuclear program and activities under full supervision for five years provided that sanctions against Iran are lifted.”
The U.S. and its allies accuse Iran of seeking to build a nuclear weapon. Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.