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Iran's Natanz uranium-enrichment facility (file photo) (Fars)
August 30, 2007 -- Western news agencies have quoted a confidential report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as saying that Iran is cooperating with IAEA inspectors to resolve outstanding issues.
But the report also says Tehran continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions demanding that it suspend uranium enrichment.
The report was released today to the 35-nation board of the Vienna-based UN nuclear watchdog.
The report laid out details of a workplan negotiated with Tehran to resolve remaining questions regarding Iran's nuclear program, including a timeline to resolve questions on Iran's uranium enrichment work.
The report confirms a statement released by Tehran saying that questions on Iran's past plutonium experiments and contamination from highly-enriched uranium found on equipment have been resolved.
Iran has pursued a clandestine nuclear program for almost two decades, triggering accusations that it is pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran claims its efforts are solely geared towards energy production.
(compiled from agency reports)