The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has said relations with Iran are shifting from confrontation to co-operation. Mohamed ElBaradei, who is visiting Tehran, said this was a “critical moment” and urged Iran to be as transparent as possible.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency also announced inspectors would visit Tehran’s newly revealed uranium enrichment plant on 25 October.
Iran denies concerns it is developing a nuclear weapons capability. The US had urged the Iranian government to give the IAEA “unfettered access” within two weeks to the site disclosed last month. The uranium enrichment facility is located near the city of Qom.