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Friday, August 24, 2012

US think-tank says Iran covering building IAEA wants to visit

(Reuters) - A U.S. think-tank published satellite imagery on Friday which it said showed "pink colored material" covering a building at a sensitive military site in Iran which U.N. nuclear inspectors want to visit.

The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said the tarp - at the Parchin military complex - might be an attempt to conceal alleged clean-up work there at a time when Iran is under growing international pressure to open up its disputed nuclear program to scrutiny.

The images were consistent with a Reuters story on Thursday, which cited diplomatic sources as saying a brightly-colored tent-like structure now covered the building.

The U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) believes that explosives tests relevant to the development of nuclear weapons were conducted in a steel chamber in the building, possibly a decade ago, and wants to go there to search for evidence. Read More