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IAEA Holds Talks With Iran

Satellite photograph indicating Iran has been trying to eliminate evidence of a possible nuclear weapons development site at the Parchin military base.Satellite photograph indicating Iran has been trying to eliminate evidence of a possible nuclear weapons development site at the Parchin military base.
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Satellite photograph indicating Iran has been trying to eliminate evidence of a possible nuclear weapons development site at the Parchin military base.
Satellite photograph indicating Iran has been trying to eliminate evidence of a possible nuclear weapons development site at the Parchin military base.
Officials from the UN nuclear watchdog and Iran hold a fresh round of talks on August 24 on Teheran's controversial nuclear program.  

The talks in Vienna at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency come amid fresh suspicions over Iran's nuclear program.  

Western diplomats say Iran has installed many more uranium enrichment machines at its Fordow facility, despite UN sanctions punishing Iran for failing to curb its enrichment activities.  

Western diplomats also claim Iran is cleaning up facilities at its Parchin site, allegedly to remove any sign of illicit nuclear activity.  

There was no immediate comment from Iran's mission to the IAEA to the fresh claims.  

In the past, Tehran has dismissed allegations about Parchin, which it says is a normal military site.  

The IAEA suspects Iran has conducted tests with a military dimension at Parchin and at the talks IAEA officials are expected to again press Iran for access to Parchin.

Iran has long denied it is developing nuclear weapons, a charge leveled by many Western countries.  

The fresh round of talks follow discussions that ended in failure in June.  

The IAEA negotiations are separate from talks between Iran and world powers that have made little progress since restarting in April after a 15-month hiatus.

Analysts say the talks come at a crucial time with several Israeli senior officials suggesting Israel might attack Iran ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.  

Commentators say a lack of progress in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program could further cement Israel's belief that tougher Western sanctions are failing to sway Tehran.

Meanwhile, the AP news agency reports the IAEA is forming a special Iran team, composed of experts in weapons technology, intelligence analysis, radiation and other fields.  

Diplomats likened the IAEA's planned Iranian team to the agency's Iraq "Action Team," which uncovered parts of Saddam Hussein's nascent nuclear-weapons program in the 1990s.


Based on AP and Reuters reporting
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by: FrankO from: NY
August 24, 2012 01:56
"Iran has long denied it is developing nuclear weapons, a charge leveled by many Western countries. "

By "many", you are referring to two countries.
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by: Frank from: London
August 24, 2012 12:25
White, middle class non-Jewish Brit with Iran work experience: I think they are attempting to acquire the know-how to make a nuclear bomb. Why else would they 1. endure $4bn a month in lost oil sales? 2. refuse access to key personnel to answer questions about the suspected nuclear trigger experiments at Parchin? (neutrons flying around surely create unusual isotopes in the surroundings and these perhaps wouldn't be explainable by the provenance of the original construction materials?) . They could do with nuclear ambiguity as an additional weapon to ensure the survival of the regime and the (in some cases) corruptly obtained wealth of those supporting it. The regime lacks legitimacy and thrives on difference (and crisis?). So to be one screw-turn away from having a nuclear weapon would be quite useful to them. Just my view.
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by: Jack from: US
August 24, 2012 13:57
US government and its NATO minions do not have a problem with Pakistan developing nuclear weapons. It's because US government is an ally of Wahhabi Sunni "democracies" like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan. US government wants peaceful Wahhabi Sunni activists to kill all infidels - Christians, Alawites, Shia Muslims and other Assad loyalists

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