UN to Inspect Iran Nuclear Facility This Month

Sunday, Oct 4, 2009  |  Updated 11:22 AM CDT
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The IAEA's departing director, Mohamed El Baradei, inspected the newly revealed uranium enrichment facility Saturday in the Iranian holy city of Qom.

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The head of a nuclear watchdog arm of the United Nations said Iran is "shifting of gears" in its efforts to cooperate with the West and announced today that inspectors will visit the country's recently disclosed nuclear facility later this month.

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei said the group "has no concrete proof of an ongoing weapons program in Iran" but have "concerns about Iran's future intentions." Iran stunned the world powers when it revealed it had a secret uranium enrichment plant.

"It is important for us to send out inspectors to do comprehensive verification ... to assure ourselves that it is ... fit for peaceful purposes," ElBradei said.

The news of the inspection comes as a confidential United Nations report leaked late Saturday evening claimed Iran has enough data to be able to create a powerful nuclear bomb, according to the New York Times.

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