Pink Shrouds Aimed to Draw Attention to Iran Military Site, Analysts Say by Gareth Porter

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by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Sept. 7, 2012

Diplomats from an unidentified country and a Washington research organisation considered close to the International Atomic Energy Agency have alleged in recent weeks that Iran has covered two buildings at a military site to hide a clean-up of evidence of nuclear weapons related testing.

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Changes at Parchin Suggest an Iranian Bargaining Ploy by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
June 8, 2012

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WASHINGTON, Jun 8, 2012 (IPS) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Western governments acted this week to escalate their accusations that Iran has “sanitised” a site at its Parchin military complex to hide evidence of nuclear weapons work, showing satellite images of physical changes at the site to IAEA member delegations.

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Gareth Porter: Iranian Diplomat Says IAEA Undermined Recent Talks to Satisfy Israel and West

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 3, 2012

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Gareth Porter: IAEA demanded to see Parchin on recent visit ahead of schedule to make Iran look uncooperative

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Details of Talks with IAEA Belie Charge Iran Refused Cooperation by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
March 20, 2012

VIENNA, Mar 20, 2012 (IPS) – The first detailed account of negotiations between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran last month belies earlier statements by unnamed Western officials portraying Iran as refusing to cooperate with the IAEA in allaying concerns about alleged nuclear weaponisation work.

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Alleged Photos of “Clean-up” at Iran’s Parchin Site Lack Credibility by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, Mar 12, 2012 (IPS) – News stories about satellite photographs suggesting efforts by Iran to “sanitise” a military site that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said may have been used to test nuclear weapons have added yet another layer to widely held suspicion that Iran must indeed be hiding a covert nuclear weapons programme.

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How the Media got the Parchin Access Story Wrong by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at LobeLog.com
February 29, 2012

News media reported last week that Iran had flatly refused the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to its Parchin military test facility, based on a statement to reporters by IAEA Deputy Director General, Herman Nackaerts, that “We could not get access”.

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