Iranian FM Dismisses Claims about Parchin Military Site as “Lie”
Asked by reporters in Tehran on Saturday about the claims that cleansing operations have been witnessed at Parchin military site, Zarif said, “We have announced that road construction operations are being carried out at Parchin and their lie will be revealed in the future.”
“This shows that all allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran in this ground have always been baseless,” he added.
Also on Thursday, Iran’s permanent mission at the UN in New York in a statement dismissed as “baseless” the recent claims raised by certain US media about Tehran’s cleansing operations at Parchin military site, saying that the construction operations underway there are nothing special.
“The Parchin military zone is a vast area which includes different military, industrial, administrative and residential districts and therefore, construction operations in there are natural and common,” the statement said.
It added that in recent days, one of the roads in front of Mamlou dam near Parchin was slightly destroyed which is now being repaired using heavy road construction machinery.
Stressing that Iran has never sought military use of the nuclear energy, the statement said the claims raised by certain US media are nothing new and are baseless.
Parchin military center, which contains no nuclear or nuclear-related facilities or installations, has already been visited twice by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspection teams, headed by former deputy director general of the world body when Mohamed ElBaradei was the IAEA Director General.
After the second visit, the IAEA’s former deputy director-general said the Parchin issue joined the history.