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June 11, 2012 7:48 am

Iran Denies Cleanup at Suspected Nuclear Site

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Washington Post/AP – Iran’s military is denying claims by the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog that it demolished buildings at a base in a suspected attempt to cover up nuclear testing, the state media reported Monday.

The report by news website quoted Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi as saying allegations that Iran was trying to erase evidence at the Parchin military base are “irrelevant and unwise.” Iranian officials have issued similar denials over the past few weeks but this is the first by the defense minister, under whose authority the base falls.

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