Iran, IAEA begin final round of talks on Iran's centrifuges

Iranian and the UN nuclear watchdog officials began a third, final round of talks in Teheran on Monday aimed at resolving remaining questions on Iran's P-1 and P-2 centrifuges, a technology used to enrich uranium. The Teheran talks are critical because they will be the basis for a progress report on Iran by the UN agency's chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, planned for mid November. "In this new round of talks, we hope we'll be able to conclude our negotiations," Iranian state television quoted Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head of the country's Atomic Energy Organization, as saying. The discussions are the latest attempt by the Vienna, Austria-based International Atomic Energy Agency to address outstanding questions on the Iranian program which some Western countries believe masks nuclear weapons production but which Iran insists is focused on power generation.