No nuclear activity at military site: Iran

Iran`s nuclear chief says no atomic activity has occurred at a military complex that UN inspectors seek to visit.

Updated: Feb 29, 2012, 23:55 PM IST

Tehran: Iran`s nuclear chief says no atomic activity has occurred at a military complex that UN inspectors seek to visit, but notes that any decision to open the site rests with the armed forces.

The Parchin complex, southeast of Tehran, has been often mentioned in the West as a suspected base for secret nuclear work — a claim Iran denies.

Nuclear chief Fereidoun Abbasi is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying all nuclear facilities are open to the UN`s International Atomic Energy Agency.

The IAEA has requested access to Parchin, but permission has not been granted.

IAEA inspectors visited the site in 2005, but only one of four areas on the grounds. At the time, it did not report any unusual activities.

Bureau Report