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Thursday, May 26, 2022, 16:32
Accident at Iran's sensitive military Parchin site kills one engineer
By Reuters
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 16:32 By Reuters

DUBAI - An engineer died and another employee was injured after an accident on Wednesday in a research center at the Parchin military site affiliated with Iran's Defence Ministry, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday.

Situated 60km southeast of Tehran, Parchin is a sensitive military site housing several industrial and research units, where Western security services believe Iran carried out tests related to nuclear bomb detonations more than a decade ago

Fars news said investigations into the cause of the accident were under way.

Situated 60km southeast of Tehran, Parchin is a sensitive military site housing several industrial and research units, where Western security services believe Iran carried out tests related to nuclear bomb detonations more than a decade ago.

In 2015, Tehran allowed the UN nuclear watchdog to take environmental samples at the military site to make an assessment of "possible military dimensions" of Iran's nuclear program.

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Iran says its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes.

In June 2020, an explosion caused by a tank leak occurred in the same area at a gas storage facility.


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