Now, let's cover this tired old trope about this "large explosives containment vessel" at Parchin. First, there has never been a single claim of any nuclear material being moved on- or off-site at Parchin. Not that you're asserting there was, but let's just throw that out there for context. So because there has never been any observed nuclear material moved on- or off-site, the IAEA really has no justification for requesting an inspection of the site that is highly sensitive and important to Iranian national security. Any approval by the Iranian government to the IAEA for inspection would be as a courtesy, and at the government's full discretion. The IAEA, in other words, has no jurisdiction over Parchin.
Now, let's move on to this "large explosives containment vessel," shall we? Washington Post described this vessel as a "bus-size steel container used by Iran for some of the explosives testing." In fact, it is quite easy to find a picture of what this containment vessel looks like:
This was pulled from the Alit website, a producer of detonation nanodiamonds and with whom Dr. Danilenko is related. That is a detonation tank to create nanodiamonds, not a nuclear device. So how does this relate to nuclear weaponry at all? It doesn't!
So the amount of dishonesty and/or ignorance in your post is astonishing. A detonation tank for the creation of UDD's is not an "explosion research vessel" nor is it part of any nuclear weapons testing (and even if you think it is, how the hell would that even work?). Parchin has absolutely no connection to Iran's nuclear program. Therefore, IAEA has no jurisdiction over it and thus it is not relevant to this conversation (or any single one that you will ever have).Originally Posted by IAEA