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IAEA: Iran Gave Us Nuke Test Samples, but It's OK

Yukiya Amano vouches for 'authenticity' of samples taken from Parchin site

(Newser) - It's been 10 years since International Atomic Energy Agency reps have visited Iran's Parchin military site, but they were there yesterday to inspect a building and take environmental samples as part of their quest to keep a sharp eye on the country's nuclear machinations, Reuters reports. Yukiya... More »

Kerry: Time for Iran Nuke Talks Is 'Finite'

UN watchdog prevented from entering Iran military site

(Newser) - Talks with Iran on its nuclear program can't simply drag on forever, John Kerry and the Saudi foreign minister are warning. "There is a finite amount of time," Kerry said during a Riyadh press conference on his first overseas trip as secretary of state. Diplomacy, he said,... More »

Nuclear Expert Pinpoints Iran's Explosives Test Site

US official confirms Parchin finding

(Newser) - An American non-proliferation expert says that by using satellite imagery he has identified a building at Iran's Parchin military site that contains, or previously contained, a chamber used to conduct explosives tests, according to Reuters . The building stood out because it had its own perimeter security wall, and a... More »

Iran Caught Scrubbing Nuclear Evidence at Parchin

Meanwhile, Israel asks US for weapons

(Newser) - Diplomats from the UN's nuclear agency say they've seen satellite images of Iranian trucks and earth-moving vehicles working at Iran's Parchin site, in what they suspect is an attempt to scrub the area of radioactive traces ahead of the IAEA's visit . Diplomats tell the AP that... More »

Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume

Much rests on new negotiations

(Newser) - International leaders have agreed to resume face-to-face negotiations with Iran over the nation's nuclear program after talks broke down more than a year ago. “I have offered to resume talks with Iran on the nuclear issue,” said EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the US,... More »

Iran to Let UN Into Suspected Nuke Site

Nuclear inspectors believed weapon work was occurring there

(Newser) - Iran has agreed to let UN inspectors into its Parchin military installation, after denying them access for the past two months, according to the country's semi-official INSA news agency. Western officials have long suspected that nuclear weapon work is under way at Parchin, and just yesterday International Atomic Energy... More »

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