State Department Downplays Concerns Over IAEA Deal Allowing Iran to Inspect Its Own Military Site
The State Department on Wednesday downplayed concerns over a reported deal that would allow Iranian inspectors to investigate their own military site.
The West has long believed the site, Parchin, was used for covert nuclear military activity, and access to the area has been a matter of negotiations between Tehran and world powers seeking to curb that program. Under the agreement reached by the parties in July, the process for inspections would be governed by agreements between Iran and the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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