Worldwatch

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Mohamed ElBaradei

Opening The Door
After months of wrangling, Iran agreed to allow a team of nuclear inspectors to visit its remote Parchin military facility, which the U.S. says is part of a clandestine nuclear weapons program. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. nuclear watchdog headed by Mohamed ElBaradei, will this month start gathering environmental samples and interviewing engineering personnel at the highly restricted site in southeastern Iran. U.S. officials have charged that Iran is using Parchin to study ways to weaponize a nuclear device. Tehran says the site is not connected to its nuclear program, which it...

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