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Commander: Iran's modern missiles ready to confront any aggressor

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 24, IRNA -- Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri said the country's state-of-the-art missiles are ready to give a crushing response to enemies' possible threats.

'Iran's defensive capabilities, including new generation missiles are ready to confront any aggressor,' Brigadier General Jazzayeri said on Friday.

He, meantime, pointed to the US officials' remarks on their imminent access to Iran's military sites, and said, 'The US officials had better accept and acknowledge the realities and avoid illusions about access to Iran's military centers and restricting Iran's defensive capabilities.'

Following the recent nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers in Vienna, there has been a controversy over the extent of the IAEA's access to Iranian nuclear and non-nuclear sites.

Tehran has underlined that it would provide the UN nuclear watchdog agency with full cooperation, including access to all nuclear centers, while reiterating that it would never allow visits to its non-nuclear sites.

In relevant remarks on July 11, Brigadier General Jazzayeri underlined that Iran has never tried to appease the big powers.

'Ever since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, it has been proven that we are never in the habit of giving concessions to the big powers,' Brigadier General Jazzayeri told reporters.

On July 22, Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan underlined that the country would never allow anyone to visit its military sites.

'We will not allow inspection of our military centers or sites at all and the (nuclear) agreement is related to the export and production of the nuclear technology,' Pourdastan told reporters in Tehran.

The UNSC on Monday unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the JCPOA reached between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) group of countries over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

All 15 members of the UNSC voted for the draft UN resolution in New York on Monday, setting the stage for the lifting of Security Council sanctions against Iran.

The text of the draft UN resolution calls for the "full implementation" of the Vienna agreement "on the timetable established," and urges UN member countries to facilitate the process.


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