Iran has resumed controversial uranium conversion at its Isfahan nuclear facility. The deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi says the work began Monday under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA.
Inspectors from the U.N. agency arrived at the plant early today to install surveillance equipment. Reopening the nuclear plant is likely to lead Iran into direct confrontation with the European Union, which has warned it might ask the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions against Iran.
British, French and German negotiators have called an emergency IAEA meeting in Vienna on Tuesday.
On Saturday, Iran rejected an EU offer to provide Iran with fuel and technology in return for a binding commitment from Tehran not to build nuclear weapons.
Western governments suspect Iran's nuclear activities are aimed at developing atomic weapons. Tehran insists its nuclear intentions are peaceful.