Seven previous posts contain the publicly available evidence on Parchin and some of the interpretations. This post puts it all together. All the publicly available material on Parchin is indirect. The overhead photos are the most direct evidence, but they must be interpreted. Further, they are taken at widely-spaced times, and we can only infer […]

Iran has cleaned up sites before in an attempt to prevent IAEA inspectors from finding evidence of undeclared activities having to do with nuclear energy.  Iran has cleaned up sites before in an attempt to prevent IAEA inspectors from finding evidence of undeclared activities having to do with nuclear energy. Syria also cleaned up a […]

Overhead photos have shown extensive activity in the area of the Parchin building identified as the one holding the explosion test chamber since the IAEA requested to visit it in early 2012.  Overhead photos have shown extensive activity in the area of the Parchin building identified as the one holding the explosion test chamber since […]

If such a chamber exists in the identified building, what has it been used for? Several possibilities have been proposed: several types of testing for nuclear weapons development, manufacturing diamonds by use of explosives, or perhaps something else. There seem to be internal contradictions in some of the interpretation. I’ll work through the commentary in […]

The three previous posts in this series address the information that is openly available on Parchin’s alleged explosives test chamber (the leaked drawing, overhead photos, and the November 2011 IAEA Annex). It’s not much.  The three previous posts in this series address the information that is openly available on Parchin’s alleged explosives test chamber (the […]

The November 2011 IAEA report on Iran contains an annex summarizing selected information from the IAEA files on the possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program.  The November 2011 IAEA report on Iran contains an annex summarizing selected information from the IAEA files on the possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program. Earlier […]

We have direct information about Parchin in the form of overhead photos, which, however, are not unambiguous to interpret. From the previous post: The AP article that started a flap over Parchin provided information about a possible vessel at Parchin, including a drawing, dimensions, and more. The information came from an anonymous official in Vienna […]

The Parchin story continues to complicate. Gareth Porter would like to believe that there is no explosives testing chamber at all, and indeed we have no photographic proof that one is there. This somewhat undermines Porter’s earlier story, however, of the quest for nanodiamonds at Parchin. Jim White continues to argue that if a uranium […]