TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior Iranian lawmaker shrugged off recent calls by the US for inspection of the Islamic Republic’s military sites and said the country would never give information about its military activities to any country or international organization.
Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Vice-Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kamal Dehqani Firouzabadi decried Washington’s calls on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect Iran’s military centers.
“US officials are seeking to humiliate and exploit international organizations (by such demands),” he said.
The lawmaker further said the country’s military sites have nothing to do with its nuclear facilities, stressing that visits to Iran’s military sites will never be possible for any country or organization under any circumstances.
Last month, US President Donald Trump dispatched his UN ambassador Nikki Haley to Vienna to press the UN nuclear chief on their reading of Iran’s adherence to the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Haley said Washington wants inspections of Iranian military and non-military sites to determine its compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
Thereafter, Iran’s mission to the IAEA issued a statement, saying the objectives and the results of Haley’s trip to Vienna “contradict” the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, which the UN Security Council adopted to endorse the nuclear agreement.