IAEA Director General and Iranian Officials Discuss Enrichment Plant Visit

October 5, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

IAEA Director General Dr. Mohammed ElBaradei met Iranian authorities in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, 4 October 2009, and discussed arrangements for the Agency's access to a newly disclosed uranium enrichment facility, under construction in Qom, Iran. IAEA inspectors will visit the facility on 25 October. On 24 September 2009, the Iranian government declared the facility to the IAEA.

Earlier, a nuclear fuel supply concept for the Tehran Research Reactor was agreed during talks held in Geneva on 1 October between Iranian officials and Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States. The concept will be discussed further at a technical meeting, hosted by the IAEA on 19 October 2009. Attendees are France, Iran, Russia and the United States.