Iran rejects site inspections in a nuclear deal

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi (L) and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif listen to President Hassan Rouhani (unseen) speaking during a press conference in Tehran on April 3, 2015 (AFP Photo/Atta Kenare)

Tehran (AFP) - Senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araghchi said Saturday that questioning Iranian scientists and military site inspections are "out of the question" in a final nuclear agreement with world powers.

Araghchi's comments to state television come as Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his US counterpart John Kerry were meeting for crucial talks in Geneva to try and hammer out a historic nuclear deal ahead of a June 30 deadline.