No Inspection Whatsoever of Iran’s Military Sites Allowed: IRGC Officer
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – West’s call for access to Iran’s military sites under the guise of nuclear inspection is tantamount to espionage, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force said, noting that Iran’s response to espionage is “hot bullets.”
“We will not allow them (Westerners) to inspect our military and defense centers, and our response to any measure in the name of inspection -either coordinated or not- around the (military) centers or at any distance and in any shape will be the response that is given to espionage, namely hot bullets,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said in a meeting with a group of foreign military attachés, held in Tehran on Friday.
The commander made it clear that the ploys the White House and its allies use to infiltrate into Iran have become worn-out, a hint at the West’s insistence on inspection of Iran’s military sites under a comprehensive nuclear deal with Tehran.
The remarks by the Iranian commander came after Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday stressed that Iran will not allow the inspection of its military sites.
The Supreme Leader ruled out any request for interviews with Tehran’s nuclear scientists, and described it as an instance of “interrogation”.
“I would not let foreigners come (here) and talk to the Iranian nation’s dear scientists... who have expanded this wide knowledge to this stage,” Imam Khamenei explained.
Iran and Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) have been negotiating to hammer out a lasting accord that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran's peaceful nuclear program.
On April 2, the two sides reached a framework nuclear agreement after more than a week of intensive negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final, comprehensive accord until the end of June.