ElBaradei: Iran slows down nuclear enrichment works
Iran has slowed down the expansion of its nuclear enrichment capabilities at its strategic plant in Natanz, UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Monday.
"We have seen a fairly slow development in commissioning new cascades," ElBaradei told reporters, according to AFP.
ElBaradei has urged Iran to freeze new enrichment work in return for the United Nations holding off on new sanctions against Iran. Tehran has not yet frozen the work, ElBaradei said.
ElBaradei has said he is seeking a "time-out" in the international confrontation between the international community and Iran.
Iran has so far said it will not halt or slow down its enrichment work. According to ElBaradei, IAEA inspectors had noticed Iran's slowdown "in commissioning new cascades for the treatment of nuclear material" while on a visit to Natanz last week.