The U.N. nuclear watchdog can push for access to Iranian military sites under the terms of a preliminary deal with Tehran, the head of the body told the Associated Press in an interview. Iran reached a deal with six world powers on April 2 to allow UN inspectors to carry out more intrusive, short-notice inspections under
an “additional protocol” – though there have been sharply differing interpretations from both sides on the details of that access. “In many other countries from time to time we request access to military sites when we have the reason to, so why not Iran?” Yukiya Amano, the director general of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was quoted as saying by AP. “If we have a reason to request access, we will do so, and in principle Iran has to accept it,” he added.