Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.6
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's representative to the United Nations says the construction activities in Parchin military base, where it has been suspected that nuclear-related tests had been conducted, is normal.
"Some the U.S. entities' reports about Iran's attempts to clear the traces of nuclear test at Parchin is ridiculous and repetition of baseless past claims", According to a statement released by Iran's representative office in UN on Aug.6, Fars News Agency reported.
The statement says Iran has never aimed to build nuclear weapon.
"Parchin is a vast area with entities, administrative, residential, industrial and military sections, then the construction activities there are quite normal".
The statement said that during last week, a road damaged by a water leak from Mamlu dam close to Parchin is undergoing massive construction and repair work.
Bllomberg reported on Aug.5 that "intelligence officials and lawmakers who have seen the new evidence, which is still classified, told us that satellite imagery picked up by the US government assets in mid- and late July showed that Iran had moved bulldozers and other heavy machinery to the Parchin site and that the US intelligence community concluded with high confidence that the Iranian government was working to clean up the site ahead of planned inspections by the IAEA".
On the other hand, Yukia Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Wednesday, "Iran so far has refused to allow United Nations inspectors to interview key scientists and military officers to investigate allegations that Tehran maintained a covert nuclear-weapons program."
Iran and P5+1 reached a comprehensive nuclear deal on July 14, which paves the way for lifting sanctions on Iran after Congressional approve and verification of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Parchin military base, located near the capital city of Tehran, is where the UN body suspects Iran has conducted nuclear-related tests more than a decade ago. However, Iranian officials have announced on various occasions that Tehran would never allow foreigners to inspect the countries military sites.
Salehi said on July 14 that the Parchin issue would be resolved within the red lines of the Islamic Republic.
Edited by CN