IAEA Report: Soil Displacement in Parchin was Due to Constructing its New Road

IAEA Report: Soil Displacement in Parchin was Due to Constructing its New Road

In its latest report, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that according to information it received from Iran, “soil displacement by trucks was due to constructing the Parchin new road”.

A sign in Tehran's eastern highway directing to the Parchin military site. Photo By: IransView.com

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), recently published satellite imagery of Parchin, claiming Iran is trying to destroy evidence of past nuclear tests.

Parchin is a military site in the suburbs of Tehran. Some western countries claimed that nuclear tests of some sort were done at this site in 2000.

Twice in 2005, Iran gave permission to the IAEA in to inspect this site. Not one of those inspections or visitations uncovered any violations or evidence of any type of nuclear testing or activity.

Since 2012, Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency have been dialoging about ways to resolve the conflict revolving around possible military dimensions (PMD).

The last talk between Iran and the IAEA over the PMD took place on February 13, 2013. In that meeting, the IAEA requested permission to investigate the Parchine facility. The talk failed and the request was denied as Iran demanded that the US and IAEA resolve the ambiguities by putting forth all of their questions and demands at once and not one at a time. This way a modality would be agreed upon.

Iran is also to meet the P5+1 — Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States, plus Germany— in Almaty, Kazakhstan on February 26 as the next round of nuclear talks starts.

Iran and the P5+1 — Britain, China, France, Russia and the US plus Germany — have held several rounds of multifaceted talks mainly focused on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran argues that as a signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.


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