IAEA visits Iranian mine as part of nuclear transparency pact

January 29, 2014 12:22 PM

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IAEA visits Iranian mine as part of nuclear transparency pact

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear inspectors visited an Iranian uranium mine for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, Iranian media reported, as Tehran gradually opens up its disputed nuclear program to greater international scrutiny.

A three-member team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) went to the Gchine mine near the southern Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas, a spokesman for Iran's atomic energy organization said. The IAEA was last there in 2005.

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