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11/5/06

Two IAEA inspectors visit nuclear sites in Isfahan, Natanz

Tehran, Nov 5, IRNA-Two inspectors of Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited nuclear sites in Isfahan and Natanz and inspected operation of second cascade of centrifuges for enrichment of uranium at research and development (R&D) stage.

The inspection took place in line with Iranian commitment to Safeguards Agreement of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

An official with Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) told IRNA that the inspectors will provide a report to IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei to be included in a report ElBaradei is expected to deliver to the upcoming meeting of IAEA Board of Governors scheduled for November 30.

The inspectors arrived in Tehran on Friday and will stay for four days to do their work.

Iran has reaffirmed commitment to NPT and declared that its nuclear program has been designed to generate electricity from nuclear energy.

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said that Iran is ready to give guarantees to the European states that Iranian nuclear program will never divert from NPT and Safeguards Agreement of the UN nuclear agency.

Cameras of the IAEA are installed on all Iranian nuclear sites to monitor them.

ElBaradei has acknowledged that there has been no diversion in Iranian nuclear program and the uranium enrichment is at low level merely to produce fuel for the power plants.

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