UN nuclear agency urges Iran to allow access to a military site

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Yukiya Amano

Iranian authorities are being urged by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to allow its inspectors immediate access to the Parchin military site.

The head the IAEA Yukiya Amano told the agency's Board of Directors in Vienna on Monday that he is concerned about the activities that have taken place at the location since February this year.

There are suspicions that there has been clean up work at the site which is suspected of having been used for explosive tests related to nuclear weapons.

Mr. Amano said such activities will have an impact on the agency's ability to effectively verify what has been done at the site.

"In a letter dated 29 August 2012, Iran stated that the allegation of nuclear activities at the Parchin site was “baseless.” However, the activities observed further strengthen our assessment that it is necessary to have access to the location at Parchin without further delay in order to obtain the required clarifications."

(Duration: 26")

Mr. Amano said it is frustrating that despite the intensified dialogue between the IAEA and Iran since January this year, no concrete results have been achieved so far.

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