The PJ Tatler

Iran Blocks IAEA Nuke Inspectors

Report:

Officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency, sent to Iran to defuse tensions over the country’s nuclear program, were denied access to a military base and said the talks “couldn’t finalize a way forward.”

The IAEA inspectors were refused permission to visit the Parchin base during two days of meetings that ended yesterday. Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, told state television that officials discussed grounds for cooperation and further talks will be held. He didn’t elaborate.

“We couldn’t get access and we couldn’t finalize a way forward,” the IAEA’s chief inspector, Herman Nackaerts, told reporters in Vienna today upon his return from Tehran.

We’ve seen this show before. It doesn’t end well.