Commander rules out ‘any’ foreign access to Iran’s military sites

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces underscored that foreigners will have no chance to inspect or have access to the country’s military centers under whatever conditions or protocols.

“Any kind of inspection of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military centers or giving aliens access (to those centers) under the name of the (IAEA) Safeguards or protocol or the Additional Protocol, is forbidden,” Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri told Tasnim.

“It is obvious that we are not allowed to give (our) military information to others,” he added.

“The Americans and their allies have tried to gain access to our military data for years, and have the false assumption that they could achieve their dream with the pressure of (anti-Iran) sanctions under the current conditions,” the commander stated. “That will never happen,” he stressed.

Back on April 9, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei categorically rejected foreign access to the country’s “security and defensive” sectors under the pretext of nuclear monitoring.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) are in talks to hammer out a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Iran’s possible adoption of the Additional Protocol of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) under a final nuclear deal is among the issues that has prompted wild speculations.

On April 2, Iran and the six powers reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal until the end of June.

By Tasnim News Agency