Iran to allow no more IAEA visit to Parchin: Shamkhani

October 1, 2015

TEHRAN - No other visit from Iran’s Parchin military site will be permitted at any level, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said Wednesday.

Referring to International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano’s recent visit of Parchin, Shamkhani said the visit was by no means an inspection, Fars reported.

Parchin, located near the capital city of Tehran, is where the UN body claims Iran might have conducted nuclear-related tests more than a decade ago. But Iran has repeatedly denied any nuclear activity at Parchin.

Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi said on Sept. 21 that the visit by Amano and his deputy was an ordinary visit that was done as a formality.

“They did not have any equipment even a mobile phone and their visit did not last for more than a few minutes,” he stated.

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