Commander: Inspection of Iran’s Military Sites Impossible
Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan underlined that Iran will never allow inspection of its military centers by foreigners.
“We will never let the inspectors from the foreign countries to visit Iran’s military sites for the purpose of inspection,” Brigadier General Pourdastan told reporters in the city of Karaj, near Tehran, on Thursday.
He noted that the Iranian Armed Forces are monitoring all movements of the trans-regional countries in the Middle East.
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.