Two inspectors begin touring Iran's nuclear plants

Two inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Iran on Wednesday to inspect the Islamic republic's nuclear facilities, the official IRNA news agency said. The announcement came after Iran's parliament urged the government late December to re-examine its ties with the UN nuclear agency following a Security Council decision to impose sanctions against Teheran over its disputed nuclear program. The official IRNA news agency said Wednesday the two IAEA inspectors were conducting routine investigations in Iran's nuclear facilities. "The inspectors arrived in Iran on Wednesday and they have already visited uranium conversion facilities in central city of Isfahan," the state news agency said, quoting an unnamed official. "Inspectors will stay for one week to inspect facilities in Isfahan and Natanz," IRNA said.