Iran today rejected allegations it attempted to clean up radioactive traces possibly left by secret nuclear work at Parchin military base near Tehran.
"Those who are familiar with nuclear physics know that these comments are not remarkable in any way," said Ramin Mehmanparast, the Foreign Ministry spokesman. "This is mainly public speculation and not based on logic. Basically, nuclear military activities are not cleanable, at all," he added.
Mehmanparast did not directly address the recent satellite photos of Parchin site suggesting possible cleanup operations. Last week, Iran announced that it will allow IAEA inspectors to visit the site in a gesture of good will after refusing their visit to the site during last month’s visit to Iran.
Sources: IRNA and AP, 13 March 2012