U.S. experts to detect explosives test site in Iran

U.S. experts to detect explosives test site in Iran

Tehrān : Iran | Mar 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM PDT
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An expert on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons the United States yesterday said he had identified a building at Parchin military site in Iran is suspected of containing the test chamber for explosive blasting power, where the IAEA wants to visit.

David Albright, founder of the Academy of Sciences and National Security, said he had studied satellite images and found a commercial building located in a relatively small area and isolation in Parchin, which is consistent with a monthly report described in 11/2011 of the Office of the International Atomic Energy (IAEA).

The building has its own security fence around the shore and a barrier separating this building and the building next door, Mr. Albright said in a statement.

Suspicious locations located more than 4km facilities related to explosive blasting power at each visit Parchin the IAEA in 2005.

Iran has refused to allow access to Parchin, located in southeastern Tehran, in the second round of talks with IAEA inspectors earlier. Western diplomats said Iran may delay allowing members access to erase the time of the testing of explosives, which can prove Tehran's efforts to build nuclear bomb element.

IAEA has evidence that the laboratory has been located in Parchin in 2000 and then a building that was built near it, his report said Albright.

Information that a large explosives laboratory was used to conduct the experiments could be related to the development of nuclear weapons in the early years after 2000, Mr. Albright said.

However, Mr. Albright could not assess the level of activity at this particular location without comparing it with multiple images taken in a short time.

Source Reuters

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Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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