UN denied access at suspected nuclear site in Iran

UN denied access at suspected nuclear site in Iran

U.N. inspectors were denied access at a suspected nuclear weapons facility in Iran as part of the organization's investigation into the country's nuclear research.

Tensions have risen higher than ever over the ambitions of Iran’s nuclear program, which Iran says is only for creating peaceful energy and not for nuclear weapons. However, the U.N. and Iran have failed numerous times to successfully discuss the country’s nuclear power activities.

Reuters reported another round of negotiations between the U.N. and Iran is scheduled for February 12. Previous discussions have not helped distil international suspicions over Iran's nuclear intentions, the article stated.

The U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wants to inspect a military complex southeast of Tehran where it believes Iran is conducting explosives tests to use in developing nuclear weapons. There has been a repeated call from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - for Iran to scale back its uranium enrichment program and cooperate fully with the IAEA.

Iran has been sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council for blocking past inspections and refusing to answer questions concerning it's nuclear program.

In 2012 renewed sanctions were considered against Iran over accusations about its nuclear research. In response, it was reported Iran had threatened to cut off access to the Strait of Hormuz, a critical pathway for oil transportation.

Iran's power market is explored at PennEnergy's research area.

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