No Access to Military Sites, Nuclear Scientists

No Access to Military Sites, Nuclear ScientistsNo Access to Military Sites, Nuclear Scientists

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution rejected as "excessive" the demands by some parties to the negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program that under any final deal, Iran should allow access to its military sites for inspection and to its nuclear scientists for interview.

"As we have said before, we will grant no access to any of our military centers and (allow) no interview with our nuclear scientists," IRNA quoted Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as saying.

He made the remarks in the commencement ceremony for graduates of Imam Hossein Military Academy in Tehran on Wednesday.

"We will not let outsiders interrogate our scientists… over a fundamentally indigenous achievement," which is a national concern.

The Leader referred to attempts by some officials of Persian Gulf Arab states to spread proxy wars to Iran's borders, warning that any such move would prompt Iran's "tough" response.

Iranian military forces are vigilant and "any wrongdoing in this regard will receive a tough response from the Islamic Republic," he stressed.

He pointed to the propaganda campaigns mounted by the enemies to portray Iran as an "isolated" country, saying, "Since its emergence, (Iran's) Islamic system has always been in the hearts of other nations," adding, "A clear indication of this is that peoples of different countries in the world have always admired and shown interest in Iranian presidents" since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Isolated are those who have desperately resorted to force and money to attract people, Ayatollah Khamenei said.

He noted that the enemies can only be defeated through "strong resolve", calling on the negotiators to keep safeguarding the "glory" of the Iranian nation.

"Officials should keep in mind that the only way to (successfully) confront the brazen enemy is through demonstrating strong resolve and avoiding a passive stance," he stated.