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Inspecting Iran’s Parchin site would be useful: Amano
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep3(80).jpgTEHRAN – International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said on Thursday that UN nuclear inspections at the Parchin military site in Tehran Province would be “very useful”, AFP reported.  
 
The IAEA has claimed that Iran might have been carrying out activities to sanitize the Parchin site, which is located southeast of Tehran, of any incriminating evidence of explosive tests that would indicate efforts to design nuclear weapons. However, Iran has dismissed the claim, calling it “baseless”. 
 
Tehran rejected requests by IAEA delegations to inspect the Parchin site during their visits to Iran from January 29 to 31 and February 21 to 22 and has made it clear that access to the site would not be possible before an agreement is reached on the structured approach document. 
 
“As these activities are quite intensive, particularly recently, we have concerns that our capacity to verify would have been severely undermined,” Amano said at a Council on Foreign Relations conference in Washington.
 
He added, “(But) I continue to believe that having access is very useful to have a better understanding of the past and current activities at Parchin.”
 
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Last Updated on 07 December 2012 17:30