Iran: No Nuclear Activity at Site

    FILE - In this April 9, 2007 file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at a ceremony in Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, 300 kilometers 186 (miles) south of capital Tehran, Iran. Major Asian importers of Iranian oil are thumbing their noses at American attempts to get them to rein in their purchases, dealing a blow to Washington's efforts to force the Middle Eastern country to curtail its nuclear program. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian, File)

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    Leaders in Iran said Wednesday that there is “no nuclear activity whatsoever” at a military site where U.N. inspectors were denied access. Parchin, a military base in the Islamic Republic, drew the attention of U.N. watchdogs, but “it is up to the country’s military officials to decide any request by foreign nationals to visit” the site, said the head of Iran’s Nuclear Energy Organization. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a November report that it believed equipment at Parchin could be used to test explosives necessary to designing a nuclear warhead.

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