The Iranian Foreign Minister has said that the International Atomic Agency Company (IAEA) delegation currently visiting the country can extend its stay if it wishes to. The Islamic Republic News Agency has quoted Ali Akbar Salehi as saying: "We are very optimistic on the results of the IAEA trip. They are here for a three-day trip, and if they want, it [the mission] could be extended”.
The European Union has agreed to place an embargo on Iran's oil exports as a result of Tehran’s suspect nuclear programme. The decision was reached early Monday morning after ambassadors from the 27 EU nations met in Brussels. The ministers are to formally announce the measures against Tehran later Monday.