IAEA hopes for access to Iran's Parchin site, official says

The U.N inspection group believes Iran is testing nuclear applications at the Parchin military complex.

VIENNA — U.N. nuclear inspectors hope that Iran will offer access to its disputed Parchin military complex during this week's talks in Tehran, a senior official said Wednesday.

"If Iran would grant us access, we would welcome that chance and we are ready to go," Herman Nackaerts, deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told journalists at Vienna airport before departing for Tehran.

The IAEA believes Iran has carried out explosives tests with nuclear applications at Parchin. Iran rejects accusations of a covert bid to develop the means and technologies needed to develop nuclear arms.

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