Iran is not cooperating sufficiently with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog for it to conclude that the country is conducting "peaceful activities," the agency said Friday.
In a 13-page report, the International Atomic Energy Agency said that despite its effort to step up talks with Iran, the nation has offered no "concrete results."
The agency's director general is, in turn, "unable to report any progress on clarifying issues relating to possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme," the report said.
Iran has completed installation of centrifuges at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant, an underground facility, giving it greater capability of enriching uranimum to 20-percent. That would be a key capability if Iran chooses to enrich further to make it weapons grade. Iran has not informed the IAEA how much of the site will be devoted to enriching to 20 percent and how much will be devoted to lower enrichment.
The report said Iran is still not granting inspectors access to the Parchin site, calling it a "matter of concern" that "extensive and significant activities" have taken place there this year. The report lists some of the observed activity at the explosive containment vessel on the site, which the IAEA is concerned could be used to for "possible nuclear weapon development." Iran has said the allegation is "baseless." The new report lists some of the activity observed since February of this year:
Frequent presence of, and activities involving, equipment, trucks and personnel;
• Run off of large amounts of liquid from the containment building over a prolonged period;
• Removal of external pipework from the containment vessel building;
• Razing and removal of five other buildings or structures and the site perimeter fence;
• Reconfiguration of electrical and water supply infrastructure;
• Shrouding of the containment vessel building and another building; and
• Initial scraping and removal of considerable quantities of earth at the location and its
surrounding area, covering over 25 hectares, followed by further removal of earth to a greater
depth at the location and the depositing of new earth in its place.