UN agency’s report says regime’s activity at suspect site has undermined capacity to ‘conduct effective verification’
By Times of Israel
image of the Parchin facility, April 2012. (AP/Institute for Science and International Security)
The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency reported Thursday that while Iran has largely been complying with agreements on curtailing its nuclear program, it has built an extension to its military facility at Parchin.
A segment of the confidential report seen by the Reuters news agency says the Islamic Republic’s activity at the site since February 2012 has likely undermined the IAEA’s ability to “conduct effective verification.”
“Since [our] previous report [in May], at a particular location at the Parchin site, the agency has continued to observe, through satellite imagery, the presence of vehicles, equipment, and probable construction materials. In addition, a small extension to an existing building appears to have [been] constructed,” the report was quoted by Reuters as saying.
The report covers Iranian activity from before the signing of the long-term nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers in July.
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