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Iran says UN nuke inspectors will not visit sites

Feb 21, 2012 14:31 IST

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Tehran: Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says a UN team visiting Iran has no plans to inspect the country's nuclear facilities but will only hold talks with officials in Tehran.

The two-day IAEA visit is the second in less than a month by the UN team. Reuters

Ramin Mehmanparast says the experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are holding discussions Tuesday in Tehran to "accelerate" cooperation with the UN watchdog. He says this cooperation is at its "best" level.

The two-day IAEA visit, which started Monday, is the second in less than a month by the UN team amid growing concerns over alleged Iranian weapons experiments .

On Monday, Iranian radio said the UN team had asked to visit a military complex outside Tehran that has been suspected as a secret weapons-making location.

Iran denies charges by the West that it seeks nuclear weapons.

AP