Iran is said to be ready for nuclear talks with UN
"The Iranian foreign minister, Kamal Kharazi, said Thursday that his country had decided to start talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency on inspections of its nuclear sites and was ready to offer "constructive" cooperation, according to a Japanese official.
Kharazi, who arrived in Japan late Wednesday after visiting India and China, delivered a letter from the Iranian president, Muhammad Khatami, to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
The visit came just after it was reported that inspectors of the UN agency had found particles of highly enriched uranium at a nuclear facility south of Tehran. The uranium was of a sort that could be used to make nuclear weapons...."