Iran not cooperating with nuclear inspectors, IAEA says

[JURIST] Iran [JURIST Countries archive] has refused to cooperate with UN nuclear inspection teams in the country, including blocking them from revisiting a site the US alleged was used for weapons development, the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website] said Tuesday. The IAEA Board of Directors, which is meeting this week, heard from IAEA Deputy Director Pierre Goldschmidt [IAEA news report] that Iran had refused a second visit to the Parchin military camp, a site recently inspected by IAEA officials. Iranian officials said there was no reason for a second inspection of the site. Iran has maintained that its nuclear programs are solely for electricity production, but the US has alleged the Iranian government of pursuing nuclear weapons. IAEA Director Mohamed ElBaradei warned [transcript] on Monday that Iran must do more to cooperate with international inspectors. Read a transcript of Goldschmidt's remarks. AFP has more.



 

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