UN inspectors finish inspecting Iran's 2nd nuclear plant: official

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm 

TEHRAN, Oct. 27 — A top Iranian lawmaker said Monday that the team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have finished their inspection of Iran's newly- disclosed uranium enrichment plant, local ISNA news agency reported.

"The inspectors of the agency have finished their job at Fordo (uranium enrichment plant)," Alaeddin Boroujerdi who heads Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy commission was quoted as saying.

"Their work were limited in the inspection of Fordo," he said, adding that it is normal that they leave Tehran after completing their job.

Four IAEA inspectors arrived in Tehran early Sunday to inspect Iran's newly-disclosed uranium enrichment plant near the central city of Qom.

Last month, Iran confirmed that it is building a new nuclear fuel enrichment plant near Qom. In reaction, the IAEA asked Tehran to provide detailed information and access to the new nuclear facility as soon as possible.

Leaders of the United States, France and Britain have condemned Iran's alleged deception to the international community involving covert activities in the new underground nuclear site.

On Oct. 1, at a meeting between Iran and top envoys from the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany in Geneva, Switzerland, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili promised that Tehran would soon open the facility near Qom to UN inspectors. (PNA/Xinhua)

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