Why are on-site inspections called the final verification measure?

An on-site inspection is the last step in the process of finding out whether a nuclear explosion has been carried out. It is preceded by the analysis, in the IDC, of IMS monitoring data which may point to the possibility of a nuclear explosion. It is only by conducting an on-site inspection at the site of a suspected nuclear explosion that conclusive evidence as to whether or not a nuclear explosion has taken place can be obtained.

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