The Parchin trap

A couple of weeks ago, we posted what was known about the Iranian military site at Parchin. At the time, inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had returned to Vienna, after being denied access to Parchin. IAEA inspectors still haven’t visited Parchin since 2005, and differing reports have emerged about what more recent satellite imagery really shows. In Foreign Policy, Mark Fitzpatrick, the Director of the IISS’s Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, describes howthe wrangling over Parchin is a microcosm of a larger debate about whether Iran is dealing with the international community in good faith’.

The article is worth a click-through not just for the striking picture of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in goggles. Read it here.


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