Pink plastic sheeting hides Iran’s suspected nuclear site in Parchin
At failed talks in Vienna Friday, Tehran again refused to allow international inspectors access to Parchin, where Iran has long been suspected of testing nuclear charges. The new sheeting would hide activities from satellite monitors. The next IAEA report will disclose, according to diplomats, that Iran has installed another 1,000 uranium enrichment machines in its fortified underground facility at Fordo, expanding its production to the 20 percent level. Some believe 3,000 centrifuges are spinning there at levels which approach weapons grade. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pointed to this information Friday as “additional proof that Iran is continuing to make accelerated progress towards achieving nuclear weapons while totally ignoring international demands.” US spokesmen commented that there is still time for diplomacy.