It looks like the much-discussed sampling at Iran’s Parchin military base has taken place. Or perhaps a preliminary set of samples. The IAEA and Iran remain tight-lipped on the details. Read More
Back in August, the Associated Press published an article claiming that the IAEA would not oversee sampling at Iran’s Parchin site, where tests relating to nuclear weapons development are believed to have taken place. That claim, and the document said to support it, were not of the form that IAEA documents usually take, nor did it cover the material necessary for such a document. I said that here and described the kind of thing I would have expected to see, along with how IAEA might monitor sample-taking even if it were not on site.
The response was rapid and vehement on Twitter. AP reporters and editors, along with random others, attacked me and others who dared to question the story. They offered no further support for the story, nor did George Jahn, the author of the story, join in. Read More