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Iran refuses entry to UN nuclear watchdog envoy

Iran nuke mapAn Iranian official says Tehran has denied entry into the country to a member of an International Atomic Energy Agency delegation.

The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Reza Najafi, Iran’s envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog, as saying that Iran had a sovereign right to deny a visa to a delegation member.

Najafi did not identify the person, but said he was not an IAEA inspector and had a “particular nationality.”

Iran in the past has refused to let in agency inspectors who have Western nationalities. Read more at The Times of Israel.

Iran still seeking nuclear arms, opposition group says

Iran-nuke-map2-150x150Dissidents claim nuclear facilities moved to conceal location; Rouhani says P5+1, Iran agree on principles for final deal, but gaps remain over the details

Iranian dissidents said that Tehran is still researching nuclear arms at facilities it relocated to escape detection

The Mujahedin-e Khalk, or MEK, cited Iranian government sources it did not identify. It said Wednesday that Iran’s Organization of Defensive Information and Research, or SPND, moved its most sensitive weapons research to a new Tehran location “in recent months.”

It said Mohsem Fakhrizadeh, whom it described as a Revolutionary Guard brigadier general, leads the SPND.

Continue reading at the Times of Israel.