FRANKFURT, Germany — Iran has opened one of its military sites to U.N. atomic agency inspectors, the agency chief said Wednesday as he traveled to Tehran for key talks. Diplomats said experts have a list of several other sites they hope to examine.
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei was heading to Iran to warn that an Oct. 31 deadline leaves the government little time to prove it does not want to make nuclear weapons.
Two weeks ahead of the ultimatum — and the subsequent threat of possible Security Council sanctions — Iran’s leaders still need to address "a lot of outstanding important issues" before suspicions are dispelled, ElBaradei said.
Officials close to the agency, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified that site as Kolahdouz, not far from the Iranian capital.
The site was identified in the summer by the National Council of Resistance of Iran as the alleged location of efforts to enrich uranium. They said centrifuge equipment there was reputedly meant to operate as a supplement to the uranium enrichment site in Natanz.
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