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Inspectors Need More Time at Isfahan Plant, said IAEA
A spokeswoman for the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Melissa Fleming, says nuclear inspectors need a few days more to set up surveillance cameras at a plant where Iran plans to resume sensitive nuclear work. Inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, are today reportedly at a controversial Iranian plant used for converting uranium to oversee the Islamic Republic's resumption of nuclear activities.
News agencies are quoting unnamed Iranian officials as saying the inspectors will install surveillance equipment and oversee the removal of seals at the plant in the central city of Isfahan so that Iran can resume work on developing the nuclear fuel cycle.
But later today a spokeswoman for the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Melissa Fleming, said nuclear inspectors need a few days more to set up surveillance cameras at a plant where Iran plans to resume sensitive nuclear work.
Fleming said the IAEA is requesting Iranian officials to refrain from breaking any seals until the safeguards are in place at the Isfahan facility in central Iran.
On Sunday, outgoing Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi announced that Iran would resume work at the uranium conversion plant.
His announcement came after Iran rejected an offer by Britain, France and Germany to supply Iran with fuel for light-water reactors. In return, Iran would have been
required to return all the spent fuel, which can be used in atomic weaponry.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is due to hold an emergency meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to discuss Iran's rejection of the offer.