Iran Blocks IAEA Inspectors

The Iranian government has banned two inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, from working in Iran. The ban was announced by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, who said the two, who were not named, had filed "false" reports on Iran's nuclear program.

IAEA Press Officer Greg Webb said in a statement: "The International Atomic Energy Agency can confirm that on 10 June 2010 it received a letter from Iran objecting to the designation of two IAEA safeguards inspectors.

"The IAEA has full confidence in the professionalism and impartiality of the inspectors concerned. The Agency confirms that its report on the implementation of safeguards in Iran, issued on 31 May 2010, is fully accurate.

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