The defense minister of Iran Hossein Dehqan speaking on a TV program on Sunday evening said that the country will not do any nuclear activity that is hidden to the IAEA.
"As for Parchin, the IAEA has paid visits several times. The last time they were told that they may visit any spot of the site that they desired and announce any concerns they had and do the inspections they felt they needed,” he added.
Dehqan said "They have inspected the places in Parchin that they had in mind. They took samples from the places they thought they should; and they didn’t find anything. Even at one point of time they announced the case closed.”
The defense minister asserted that Iran sees no reason why the IAEA should redo the inspections, saying "Some parties who are in opposition with the system misinform the IAEA which then does irrational things based on these false information; and the answer is quite clear.”
Asked about the Israeli drone downed by Iran’s military forces on Sunday he said "The mere fact that it was found around Natanz reveals its mission. Generally, both Israelis and Americans would like to define a goal for themselves so that they would always be able to say they have been able to enter any part of the country’s aerospace just as they had decided to.”
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always clearly warned that any degree of trespassing by foreign forces at any time and in any place will be met with decisive, crushing response,” Dehqan asserted.
He added that the UAV mentioned had belonged to Israel and had been downed by the IRGC Air Force.