UN inspectors can extend Iran nuclear visit


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The Independent Online

Iran's Foreign Minister yesterday offered to extend the three-day visit of UN nuclear inspectors and said he was optimistic their findings would help ease tensions despite international claims Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons.

The comments by Ali Akbar Salehi, above, reported by Iran's official news agency, underscored efforts to display co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency team and downplay the expectations of a confrontational atmosphere.