Monday, March 04, 2013
U.N. nuclear chief presses Iran on Parchin site access
VIENNA (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog called on Iran on Monday to give his inspectors immediate access to the Parchin military site, where they suspect explosives tests relevant to nuclear weapons development may have taken place.
"Providing access to the Parchin site would be a positive step which would help to demonstrate Iran's willingness to engage with the agency on the substance of our concerns," Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said in a speech to the IAEA's governing board.
(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Kevin Liffey)