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IAEA Inspectors Visit New Iran Nuclear Site

The IAEA inspectors arrive in Tehran late Saturday.

Press TV - Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have visited Iran's newly constructed Fordo nuclear facility, some 160 Kilometers south of Tehran.

"Inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog who arrived in Iran late Saturday visited Fordo facility on Sunday," the semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

"They are expected to carry out several inspections of the Fordo site," it added.

The IAEA team will stay in Tehran until Tuesday.

This is the first IAEA visit to Iran since September when Tehran, in a letter to the IAEA, informed the agency that it had a new site under construction and agreed to allow inspectors to visit the site.

The Fordo site is the country's second nuclear plant, after the Natanz facility in central Iran, which will enrich uranium to the 5 percent level suitable for power plant fuel.

Iran has announced the existence of Fordo nuclear plant 12 months earlier than the agency's requirement for member states to inform the UN nuclear watchdog of new developments.

Iran says its nuclear program is solely aimed at the civilian applications of the technology and has called for the removal of all weapons of mass destruction around the globe.


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