Iran’s Shamkhani: Foreign Access to Military Sites "Now A Closed Case"
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani ruled out the possibility of allowing foreign access to the country’s military bases and said the issue is a “closed case”.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has no undeclared nuclear activities in any of the country's geographic locations,” Shamkhani said in remarks released on Friday.
The calls for inspection of Iran’s military sites are part of a propaganda campaign run by the US media in order to help Washington refrain from fulfilling its obligations and duties under the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he noted.
“There is no nuclear activity or even research in any of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military centers, and visits by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the past years have confirmed the issue,” the top security official said.
“…the issue of access to military sites has become an unnecessary and closed case,” he stressed.
Last month, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, travelled to Vienna to press the UN nuclear chief on her reading of Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA and asked if the IAEA planned to inspect Iranian military sites, something she has called for.
In a letter dated August 19 but released on August 23, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned about US lack of adherence to the nuclear deal.
Zarif has also said that Haley’s visit to the IAEA undermines "the independence and credibility" of IAEA inspectors.