UN nuclear agency and Iran set date for new round of talks

February 1, 2012 19:20

VIENNA - The United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday it would hold a second round of talks with Iran over concerns that the Iranian state is working on developing an atomic bomb.

A senior team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) returned earlier on Wednesday after three days of talks in Tehran. The IAEA later released a statement saying a new meeting would take place on February 21-22 in the Iranian capital.

"The Agency is committed to intensifying dialogue. It remains essential to make progress on substantive issues," IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said.

Iran regularly denied accusations it is developing a bomb bad says its nuclear work is for power generation and other peaceful purposes.

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