The IAEA has given Tehran until the end of October to prove it is not pursuing a nuclear weapons programme, an allegation the government strongly denies. However, the discovery in late September of a second site contaminated by enriched uranium near Kalaye has led to increased criticism from the international community. The EU has warned Iran that it must comply with IAEA demands or face almost certain sanction. Iranian ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Abkar Salehi said Iran might fall into line with demands if the international community recognises that Iran has a right to continue its nuclear programme for peaceful purposes (MEED 30:9:03).