Worthy Christian News » World News » IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site


IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site

Monday, September 21, 2015 | Tag Cloud Tags:

breaking world news iran israel

(Worthy News) - The head of the UN atomic watchdog was granted access Sunday to a controversial Iranian military site where it is alleged covert research to build a nuclear bomb took place, AFP reported.

Yukiya Amano, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), visited Parchin, a base east of Tehran as efforts are stepped up to resolve by year end "ambiguities" with Iran about past "possible military dimensions" of its nuclear program.

The original itinerary for Amano’s one-day visit to Iran did not include a visit to Parchin.

Iran has claimed that the allegations that it sought to build a bomb - including that it conducted relevant nuclear detonator tests at the covert Parchin military base - are groundless.

However, Iran last October admitted to using Parchin to test exploding bridge wires, used as nuclear detonators. [ Source ]

Iran says it gave IAEA Parchin samples it drew itself

Iran's official IRNA news service reported that the country has given samples to the UN nuclear agency from its Parchin military site, where it once allegedly worked on triggers for nuclear weapons. The environmental samples were taken without international inspectors present, according to the spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency.

The question of how samples were to be drawn from the site, which is suspected of past covert military activity, has been hotly debated. The Associated Press reported that a draft agreement between the IAEA and Iran stipulates that Tehran can take its own samples for examination as part of the nuclear deal. Western diplomats have maintained that samples will be drawn with IAEA representatives observing.

"Iranian experts took samples from specific locations in Parchin facilities this week without IAEA's inspectors being present," Behruz Kamalvandi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA, according to Reuters. [ Source ]

Copyright 1999-2017 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » World News » IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site

1 thought on “IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site

  1. The manipulation of the media ... the Iranians drew their own samples without the presence of the IAEA and gave those samples to the agency ... and this is transparent inspections of their nuclear facilities ... are you kidding me?

Leave a Comment

Worthy Christian News » World News » IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site