UN inspectors in Iran to visit uranium mine | Inquirer News

UN inspectors in Iran to visit uranium mine

/ 04:05 PM January 29, 2014

Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary general, right, reads a statement at the conclusion of his meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, as Martti Ahtisaari, pormer president of Finland, left, listens. AP

TEHRAN, Iran—An Iranian official says a group of inspectors from the United Nations are on the way to visit a key uranium mine as part of a deal to allow expanded monitoring of the country’s nuclear sites.

Nuclear spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told the official IRNA news agency that the inspectors were en route Wednesday to Bandar Abbas to visit the nearby Gachin mine.


Tehran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog—the International Atomic Energy Agency—struck a deal in November that grants U.N. inspectors wider access to Iran’s nuclear facilities.


The deal was parallel to an agreement with world powers to have Iran halt its most sensitive uranium enrichment activities in return for easing of Western sanctions over its controversial nuclear program.

Tehran denies Western charges that it seeks to make nuclear weapons.


Nuclear deal could improve Iran, UAE ties: Tehran

Iran says next round of nuclear talks ‘difficult’

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: nuclear, Tehran, uranium, world

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.