US Dream of Inspecting Iran’s Military Sites Never to Come True: Velayati
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati shrugged off recent demands by some US officials for inspection of the Islamic Republic’s military centers, saying the Americans’ dream will never come true.
The Americans will not see their dream of visiting Iran’s military facilities under the pretext of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or any other excuse come true, Velayati told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, as the axis of the anti-Israeli Resistance Front, will never allow foreigners to inspect its military sites, he added.
Last week, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Washington wants inspection of Iranian military and non-military sites to determine its compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Some senior US officials also said in late July that the Trump administration is pushing for inspections of Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the JCPOA.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, US, Britain, France, and Germany) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the JCPOA.
The accord took effect in January 2016 and was supposed to terminate all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran all at once, but its implementation has been hampered mainly due to US policies.