Iran Rejects U.S. Demand for UN Inspector Visit to Military Sites

Iran has rejected a U.S. demand for the UN nuclear inspectors to visit the military bases as “merely a dream” as Washington reviews a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers, including the United States, Al Arabiya reports.

U.S. President Donald Trump has assessed the agreement as “the worst deal ever” as it was negotiated by the former President Barack Obama. In April, he ordered a review of whether a suspension of nuclear sanctions on Iran was in the U.S. interest.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, in the previous week put pressure to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to seek access to the Iranian military bases to ensure that they were not concealing some activities banned by the nuclear deal.

“Iran’s military sites are off limits…All information about these sites are classified,” Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht told a weekly news conference broadcast on state television. “Iran will never allow such visits. Don’t pay attention to such remarks that are only a dream.”