The U.N. chief nuclear inspector says a two-day visit to Iran has ended with his team unable to visit a key military site and without an agreement with Tehran on the way forward. The International Atomic Energy Agency's Herman Nackaerts spoke Wednesday in Vienna after returning from what the IAEA called "disappointing" talks with Iranian officials. He said the IAEA's next steps will be determined after his team reports to the agency's chief and its board of governors, which is scheduled to meet early next month.
In a statement earlier Wednesday, the U.N. agency said Iran rejected the team's request to inspect the Parchin complex near Tehran, suspected of housing a secret underground nuclear facility. It said Iran denied a similar request when the IAEA team visited in late January. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran's atomic work will continue and that the country is not seeking nuclear weapons. He said sanctions and "pressures" will not affect Iran.
2012-02-23 18:27 编辑：crystal156
Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, turned the diplomatic tables on Iran yesterday when she announced agreement among the world's major powers on fresh sanctions against Tehran
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