Iran and IAEA Resume Talks (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 06/08/12)
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The International Atomic Energy Agency began a new round of talks
with Iran in an effort to gain access to sites where suspected
nuclear weapons research has been conducted.
Tehran´s envoy to the IAEA met with agency officials Friday in Vienna.
The world nuclear watchdog wants access to Iran´s Parchin military
base, where the agency believes Iran has been conducting atomic
Both sides say progress had been made in previous discussions on the
issue this year, but no deal acceptable to both parties had been
Tehran says Parchin is a conventional weapons facility, and insists
the Iranian nuclear program is peaceful.
However, satellite photographs of the site taken on May 25 show two
buildings at Parchin the IAEA had sought access to had been razed
over by Iran.
“These activities raise further concerns of Iranian efforts to
destroy evidence of alleged past nuclear weaponization,” the
Washington-based ISIS said in a six-page written analysis.
Iran and the P5+1 - the five permanent members of the UN Security
Council plus Germany - have held two failed rounds of negotiations
aimed at halting Iran´s controversial uranium enrichment program.
In Beijing on Friday, President Hu Jintao urged visiting Iranian
president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to be “flexible and pragmatic” at the
third round of talks scheduled for Moscow on June 18 and 19, and to
cooperate with the IAEA. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/08/12)
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