The Latest: Iran TV Says 'No' to Military Site Inspections

Here are the latest developments involving negotiations between Iran and world powers in Vienna over the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program (all times local):


7:45 a.m.

Iranian state television is rejecting that military site inspections will be included in a final nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers.

In its report early Tuesday, state television said it was quoting a source close to Iranian nuclear negotiators as saying: "Some Western media is resorting to propaganda aimed at implying that Iran's red lines, including inspections to military sites, has not been observed in the final" deal.

The report also said floating that idea was meant to make the deal look like a win for the West.

A senior diplomat earlier told The Associated Press that the draft final deal includes a compromise between Washington and Tehran that would allow United Nations inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring duties.


7:30 a.m.

A diplomat says a deal between Iran and world powers over the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program is likely to be announced by Tuesday afternoon in Vienna.

Another diplomat told The Associated Press that final drafting of the deal was still going on at daybreak Tuesday.

The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity as negotiations remained in flux.

The talks are aimed at reaching a final deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. Iran long has said its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. The West fears it could be used to build an atomic bomb.


Associated Press writers George Jahn and Matthew Lee contributed to this report.

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