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Leader’s Top Aide: Int’l Inspectors Not Allowed to Visit Iran’s Military Sites

25 July 2015 13:44



Iranian Supreme Leader’s top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati ruled out any possibility for the inspection of the country’s military sites by outsiders.

“The access of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or from any other body to Iran’s military centers is forbidden,” Velayati said in an interview the Arabic service of Al-Jazeera satellite TV on Saturday.

He underlined that Iran will not allow inspection of its military sites under any conditions and irrespective of the different interpretations that the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) could have of the Vienna agreement.

In relevant remarks on April 9, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei specified conditions for a final nuclear deal with the world powers, and underlined that Iran doesn’t allow any inspection of its defensive and military centers.

“They (the foreigners) shouldn’t be allowed at all to penetrate into the country’s security and defensive boundaries under the pretext of supervision, and the country’s military officials are not permitted at all to allow the foreigners to cross these boundaries or stop the country’s defensive development under the pretext of supervision and inspection,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranian people in Tehran.

Also in April, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said there is no paragraph or article in the additional protocol to NPT to allow inspection of non-nuclear sites.

Salehi said that the Paragraph 30 under the Article 5 of the NPT Additional Protocol (which has not been yet accepted by Iran and should be approved by the parliament for implementation) allows the inspectors to inspect the vicinities of the non-nuclear sites, but they misinterpret that and intend to enter those sites, which will not be allowed.

“Everyone wishes to present their own interpretations of the nuclear negotiations, but the point to be kept in mind is that the Iranians have still not signed any agreement. The accomplished job so far is the shared understanding over various issues,” he added.

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