The International Atomic Energy Agency has expressed concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions, as fears grow that they are getting closer to building a nuclear weapon.

The country is equipped to double its uranium enrichment output at its underground plant, which could be months away from being fully operational. Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the IAEA, expressed his concerns over Iran's nuclear programme.

"The current situation is worrying but the declared material and installation facilities are under the IAEA safeguard and we can verify that they stay in a peaceful purpose."

Mr Amano added that negotiations would be held with the country next month to hopefully resolve the issue.

"We are going to have a high level dialogue with Iran on the 13th of December, in Tehran. The way to solve this issue is by diplomatic means and we are continuing our efforts."

Britain, along with the France, Germany, the US, China and Russia are currently leading diplomatic efforts with Iran over the issue. Tehran's ambassador to Russia, Rezza Sajjadi, said that Iran is ready to talk with the other nations, but that they should be more constructive.

"We hope that in the next talks, the six nations - five plus one - instead of (applying) a double standard, would approach these talks more constructively."

"Perhaps Mr. Obama should change the conduct of the United States as regards Iran and choose a more logical approach."

Iran has faced increasing economic sanctions over its stockpiling of uranium, though the country has always said that its nuclear ambitions are only for peaceful purposes.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner