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| Ban on two UN inspectors is 'notice' to IAEA chief: Iran|
| Updated at: 1058 PST, Tuesday, June 22, 2010|
TEHRAN: Iran's barring of two nuclear inspectors serves as "notice" to the chief of the UN atomic body to manage the agency professionally, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday.
"This action (banning the inspectors from entering Iran) is in reality a regulatory notice to (Yukiya) Amano to be careful so that the agency's inspectors do not violate the international entity's charter," state news agency IRNA quoted Mottaki as saying.
"Amano should manage the agency professionally," he said, referring to the chief of the UN atomic body, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Iran's atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Monday that two IAEA inspectors had been barred from entering the country "because they leaked information before it was to be officially announced and they also filed a false report" about Tehran's nuclear programme.
He said Iran had told the IAEA board of governors at its last meeting that the report filed by the two inspectors was "totally wrong... and that these two inspectors must not come back to Iran and should be replaced by two others."
Iran's arch-foe the United States voiced concern at Tehran's decision to block the inspectors' entry.