Indications of Possible Nuclear Weapons Work at Parchin
IAEA Director Yukiya Amano today pressed Iran to grant the agency’s inspectors immediate access to Parchin military site in southwest of Tehran. IAEA suspects that the Iranians are conducting explosive tests at Parchin relevant to the development of nuclear weapons (Reuters).
Amano said the lack of concrete results despite months of discussions between the IAEA and Iran over access to Parchin was "frustrating."
"We consider it essential for Iran to engage with us without further delay on the substance of our concerns," Amano said. "Without Iran's full engagement, we will not be able to start the process to resolve all outstanding issues, including those concerning possible military dimensions to its nuclear program," he added.
"The activities observed (at Parchin) further strengthen our assessment that it is necessary to have access to the location without further delay in order to obtain the required clarifications." (Reuters, 10 September).