A senior US official has said that new satellite photos of Iran's Parchin military base demonstrate its intention to develop atomic weapons. The US charges come as the Board of Governors of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency is considering a resolution that could impose an October 31 deadline on Iran to stop its uranium enrichment program.
Iran's chief delegate to the IAEA board called the US charges "a new lie, like the last 13 lies based on news reports that have been proved to be lies." The Institute for Science and International Security, a US-based think tank, has this analysis of Parchin as a possible nuclear weapons-related site. IRNA, Iran's official news agency, has more on the Iranian reaction to the US allegations. Reuters has more. The IAEA has background on its negotiations with Iran.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- No proof of nuclear weapons in Iran, IAEA head says
- UN nuclear agency considering Iran resolution
- Iran likely to suspend certain nuclear activities prior to UN meeting
- UN says Iran has plans to produce nuclear weapons material