Iranian Supreme Leader Rules Out Nuclear Inspections at Military Sites
The Ayatollah tweeted this out today.
They say new things in negotiations;we already said that we won't allow foreigners to carry out any inspections on military sites #IranTalks
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) May 20, 2015
The Ayatollah said the inspections were “unreasonable.”
Al Arabiya reported:
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept “unreasonable demands” by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear program, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.
The comments, reported on state TV, were the latest in a series of forthright statements on inspections in the countdown to a June 30 deadline to resolve a decade-old standoff over
Iran’s nuclear work.
“We will never yield to pressure … We will not accept unreasonable demands … Iran will not give access to its (nuclear) scientists,” Khamenei said according to the state TV report.
Khamenei, who has the final say for Iran on any deal, last month ruled out any “extraordinary supervision measures” over nuclear activities and said military sites could not be inspected.
The U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been trying to investigate Western allegations that Iran has worked on designing a nuclear warhead. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful and that it is working with the IAEA to clear up any suspicions.
Western officials say Iran must step up cooperation with the IAEA if it wants to reach a broader diplomatic deal with world powers that would gradually end crippling financial and other sanctions on the oil producer.
That won’t be much of a nuclear deal, huh?