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May 21, 2012 7:39 am

UN Nuclear Chief Finishes Talks In Iran as Attention Shifts to Baghdad

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IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/Reuters -The UN nuclear watchdog chief held extensive and useful talks in Iran on Monday and expects them to have a positive impact on a six-power meeting with Tehran later this week, Iranian media said, but there was no sign of a breakthrough deal.

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano paid a rare visit to Tehran after voicing hope for Iranian agreement to cooperate with an IAEA investigation into suspected atomic bomb research – a possible gesture from Tehran to try to get international sanctions relaxed and deflect threats of war.

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