UN says Iran tried to buy banned items from N.Korea

UNITED NATIONS - Iran is under investigation for new attempts to import items from North Korea and China that are banned under UN sanctions against Tehran's nuclear and missile programs, UN diplomats said on Tuesday.
The information emerged on the sidelines of a UN Security Council meeting to discuss a quarterly report on Iran's compliance with four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions imposed on Tehran for refusing to halt a nuclear enrichment program that Western powers fear is aimed at producing bombs.
Iran says its nuclear program is intended solely for generating electricity.