Iran delays response to U.N. offer

Published October 24th, 2009 - 09:09 GMT

UN experts will inspect Iran's second uranium enrichment plant on Sunday two days after Tehran delayed its response to a UN deal on supplying the country with nuclear fuel. According to AFP, Iranian media say the UN team is set to spend two to three days in the country as it inspects the facility being built near the city of Qom,.

 

Meanwhile, Iran's response to the IAEA proposal was not provided on Friday, as Tehran said it will give its verdict next week. Its envoy to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said Tehran was still studying the deal, and "after final evaluation, I will give the result to Mr. ElBaradei when I return to Vienna next week."

 

Russia, France and the United States have all approved the IAEA plan. Tehran insists it will still not stop enriching uranium even if it does approve the IAEA offer.

 

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