Khamenei rules out freezing nuclear work

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rules out freezing sensitive nuclear work in the country for a long time and says U.S. wants to destroy Tehran's nuclear industry

Khamenei rules out freezing nuclear work

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday the United States wanted to destroy entirely the Islamic republic's nuclear industry, state TV reported.

"America is after destroying our nuclear industry altogether," he said. "Our negotiators' aim is to safeguard Iran's integrity ... and our nuclear achievements during the talks."

In addition, Ayatollah Khamenei ruled out freezing Iran's sensitive nuclear work for a long period and said all sanctions imposed on the country should be lifted immediately, state TV reported.

"Freezing Iran's research and development for a long time like 10 or 12 years is not acceptable," Khamenei said in a speech broadcast live. "Sanctions should be lifted immediately when the deal is signed and it should not be linked to verification by the U.N. watchdog body.

"Inspection of our military sites is out of question and is one of our red lines." Iran and six major powers are trying to clinch a final deal on Iran's nuclear activities by June 30.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Haziran 2015, 10:39