Via Times of Israel:
Recent satellite imagery reveals that Iran has been persisting in its efforts to scrub clean any evidence of high explosive experiments in the Parchin military complex, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS).
The report noted that the tests Iran is suspected of trying to conceal are “pertinent to the manufacturing of nuclear weapons.”
The images were said to contain evidence of earth-moving machinery near a demolished building suspected of having contained a high explosive testing chamber. Roads that previously led to several of the site’s buildings were no longer visible “due to machinery traffic or earth removal,” the report said.
Annotated satellite imagery from June 7, 2012, which the ISIS claims shows 'considerable vehicle and earth moving activity near the building at the Parchin complex that the IAEA suspects was used in high explosive tests related to nuclear weapons development.' (photo credit: ISIS)
The site at Parchin has long been a source of concern for the international community and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Tehran has turned down repeated IAEA requests to inspect the site, and on May 25 the IAEA announced that “the buildings of interest to the Agency are now subject to extensive activities that could hamper the Agency’s ability to undertake effective verification.”