The US, China, Russia, France, UK and Germany, known as the P5+1, issued a joint statement today calling on Iran to take their upcoming talks on the country’s nuclear program “seriously” and demanded that IAEA inspectors to be given full access Parchin military base, a suspected site for research and development on nuclear weapons.
"We call on Iran to enter, without preconditions, into a sustained process of serious dialogue, which will produce concrete results," said the statement from the P5+1. The statement also urged Iran to "fulfil its undertaking to grant access to Parchin.” [AFP, 8 March].
The major powers added that their readiness to negotiate was "on the understanding that these talks will address the international community's long-standing concerns and that there will be serious discussions on concrete confidence building measures."
IAEA chief Amano on Monday appeared to allege that Iran was removing evidence at Parchin, saying "activities" spotted by satellite "makes us believe that going there sooner is better than later."