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Iranian Military Leaders Threaten Israel, Oppose Complete Nuclear Inspections

| by Michael Allen

Iran's defense minister said this week that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE) would not be allowed to check every nuclear site under the new multinational agreement, and an Iranian general threatened to attack Israel.

According to the FARS News Agency, Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan told the al-Mayadeen news network on Wednesday: "Iran does not plan to issue permission for the IAEA to inspect every site."

Dehqan claimed that allowing inspections of every site would actually violate rules of the IAEA and the Non-Proliferation Treaty, but didn't cite the specific rules.

Dehqan said in July: "Missile-related issues have never been on agenda of the nuclear talks and the Islamic system will resolutely implement its programs in this field."

Dehqan also took some shots at the Obama administration: "The U.S. officials make boastful remarks and imagine that they can impose anything on the Iranian nation because they lack a proper knowledge of the Iranian nation."

Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini told members of Iran's military during a drill on Wednesday in Tehran: "[U.S. and Israel] should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine," reports the FARS News Agency.

"And we will continue defending not just our own country, but also all the oppressed people of the world, especially those countries that are standing on the forefront of confrontation with the Zionists," Kazzemeini added.

Sources: FARS News Agency (2) / Photo Credit: Alborzagros/Wikimedia