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NUCLEAR: IAEA Inspectors Visit Razed Military Lab in Lavizan
IAEA inspectors visited Lavizan military compound, where US suspects Iran had carried out banned nuclear activities, before completely razing the entire science lab complex. Inspectors from the UN International Atomic Energy Agency visited on Monday a site in Lavizan near Tehran, where US suspects Iran had carried out banned nuclear activities, IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei said today in Moscow.
“We went there today and we took environmental samples. Tomorrow we will also visit places in the country to look at relevant equipment,” he added. Recent satellite photos released by a commercial company showed that the Islamic Republic has erased several buildings in a science complex near military installations in Lavizan, north of Tehran.
“The Iranians said it was a former research and development military site and was used as a physics institute, later for bio-technology research ... for medicine,” ElBaradei added, confirming that a nuclear monitoring device used to detect radiation contamination in humans, spotted at Lavizan, was probably purchased from the US. Last week, Vienna diplomats told Reuters that US permitted the Islamic Republic to purchase the device in early 1990s.
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rowhani said last week that the buildings had been razed by the municipal government in order to build a public park, denying the alleged coverup.