Iran hides nukes at military site - UN

2013-06-03 17:42
An anti-aircraft gun position is seen at Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, Iran in this September 2007 picture. (File, AP)

An anti-aircraft gun position is seen at Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, Iran in this September 2007 picture. (File, AP)

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Vienna - The UN nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday that Iran may have hid all traces of its alleged nuclear weapons work at the Parchin military site.

"It may no longer be possible to detect anything even if we have access to Parchin," said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano in Vienna.

Massive amounts of soil have been taken away, large areas have been paved over and equipment may have been removed at the site since early 2012, he said.

Despite this, he said the IAEA was still pushing for access to the site where key nuclear weapons parts were allegedly tested sometime around 2003, according to Western intelligence agencies.

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