Monday, June 11, 2012

Parchin military site out of bounds for IAEA inspectors

Parchin military site out of bounds for IAEA inspectors
By sagarmedia on June 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment | Edit
An Iranian lawmaker said Iran will not allow the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to visit the Parchin military complex,
the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Saturday.
“The U.S. and the West are seeking to find access to our military
sites but the representatives of the people will not allow our
military sites, which have nothing to do with nuclear activities, to
be inspected by Western spies,” Avaz Heidarpour was quoted as saying.
Media said the IAEA has received reports that Iran has tested in
Parchin military site explosives which could be used to set off a
nuclear charge.
Iran denied such reports, and insisted that access to Parchin would
only be granted if Iran and the IAEA agree on certain conditions and
“We will file a complaint against the agency for satellite espionage”
on the Parchin military site, Heidarpour was quoted as saying.
Iranian envoy to the IAEA, Ali-Asghar Soltanieh, earlier accused the
agency of conducting secretive intelligence activities on Iran’s
nuclear program.
“Unfortunately the agency, who should be playing the role of an
international technical organization, is to some extent also playing
the role of an intelligence agency,” he told reporters.
The IAEA said Friday that no progress was made in talks with Iran to
finalize a deal on allowing a greater access to its disputed nuclear
“There has been no progress,” said IAEA Deputy Director General Herman
The IAEA has been pressing Iran for a deal that would allow its
inspectors an immediate access to Iran’s Parchin military site in
southeast of Tehran.

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