Tasnim – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces slammed as “worthless” calls by the US administration for foreign access to Iran’s military bases, saying the Islamic Republic would not permit others to interfere in its defense affairs.
“The Trump administration’s hullabaloo about controlling or visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military centers is worth nothing,” Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Sunday.
He also stressed that the US insistence on inspection of Iran’s military bases is both in contradiction to the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and lacking in credibility when taking into account the country’s national security.
In August, US President Donald Trump dispatched his UN ambassador Nikki Haley to Vienna to press the UN nuclear chief on their reading of Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Thereafter, Iran’s mission to the IAEA issued a statement, saying the objectives and the results of Haley’s trip to Vienna “contradict” the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, which the UN Security Council adopted to endorse the nuclear agreement.