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Iran Guard Says Military Sites Not Open To Inspections

A senior commander in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says the country's military sites would not be open to foreign inspection under any nuclear agreement with world powers.

Hossein Salami, the Guard's deputy leader, told state TV on April 19 that allowing the foreign inspection of military sites amounts to "selling out."

Iran and the six world powers agreed on April 2 on a framework for a final deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

They have set a June 30 deadline for an agreement.

A fact sheet on the framework accord issued by the State Department said Iran would be required to grant the UN nuclear agency access to any "suspicious sites."

Iran has repeatedly said its military sites will not be open to inspection.

Based on reporting by AP and