Nuclear watchdog head visits Iranian military site

Yukiya Amano (pictured above), the head of the global nuclear watchdog IAEA arrived in Iran on Sunday and has visited Iran’s Parchin military site, long suspected of being a centre for nuclear arms research.

The visit comes about following the signing of the Iran Deal which imposes stringent conditions on Iran’s nuclear program. Iran has long insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes but agreed to the deal in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions which has put a heavy strain on the Iranian economy.

The Iran Deal specifies that inspectors will continuously monitor Iran’s nuclear facilities to ensure that it abides by its agreement.

Western intelligence agencies have long suspected that nuclear arms research took place at Parchin.

Iran has denied this and insists its nuclear programme is purely peaceful.