The Islamic Republic has denied international inspectors access to suspected nuclear sites. On Wednesday, the International Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that it was unable to access the site of Parchin, suspected of harboring nuclear weapons program in the country. This marks the failure of IAEA mission in the Islamic Republic. The inspectors returned to Vienna, the IAEA's headquarters.
This failure comes as the Iranian military had shown its muscles. The Vice Chief of Staff of the Iranian army, Mohammed Hejazi, said "We will no longer watch our enemy's actions." He announced a "new strategy to make use of every means to protect national interests, and strike whenever we feel our national interests are under threat." According to observers, Iran does not exclude pre-emptive strikes, with Israel obviously at the forefront.
On Wednesday, the Islamic Republic has continued, through the words of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, its tough policy. While reiterating that his country had no intention of developing a military nuclear program, the "Supreme Leader" warned that "nothing could stop Iran's race toward nuclear power." Access to nuclear energy is in "the national interest of Iran," he said, accusing the big "domineering powers" of trying to "stop the progress of the Iranian people."