Iran has agreed to allow United Nations inspectors access to its second uranium enrichment plant during talks with six world powers in Geneva.
European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana Thursday said Iran has promised to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency on inspections of the facility, located near the holy city of Qom.
The IAEA says its chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, will travel to Iran soon to discuss a number of issues related to Iran's nuclear program. ElBaradei had said Iran broke an IAEA law by not disclosing its second nuclear plant much earlier. During Thursday's talks in Geneva, Solana said diplomats agreed to hold a second meeting on Iran's nuclear program before the end of October. Iran's nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said "good" discussions had taken place and that talks will continue. And Iran's foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki said talks could be expanded to the "summit" level.
U.S. President Barack Obama called Thursday's meeting a constructive beginning but said Iran must now take constructive action with respect to its nuclear program.