• Iranian Ayatollah: U.S. ‘Hallucinating’ About Access To Our Military Nuke Sites

    Iran will never allow Western powers or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect its military bases, Iran’s Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi-Kermani said Friday in an address to Tehran University students.

    The West, and particularly the United States, “are hallucinating” if they think that Iran would allow inspection of its military apparatus, Kermani said.

    Those who wish for Iran to recognize the State of Israel as part of a final agreement should “bury their dreams,” the Ayatollah added.

    Part of Iran’s final agreement with the United States and its five international partners, (Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) the so-called “P5+1,” is to allow the IAEA access to inspectors its military sites to curb Tehran’s nuclear programs.

    The Ayatollah’s discord is throwing a major potential roadblock in President Obama’s hopes of concluding a breakthrough deal by next month’s deadline. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have repeatedly touted the intrusive inspection rules as a major achievement of the provisional framework agreement reached in April prohibiting inspection.

    The U.S. and the five other international powers are trying to reach a comprehensive pact on Iran’s nuclear program by a deadline of June 30 after agreeing on the framework of a deal in March.

    Kermani is known for his aggressive rhetoric towards the State of Israel and the United States and. He threatened to target U.S. bases worldwide in 2014.

    He has enormous influence in Iran as Tehran’s Friday Prayers imam, and is appointed directly by the country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. His Friday sermons have been rife with chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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