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IAEA Says No Progress On Iran Nuclear Probe


A report by the UN nuclear agency says Iran has failed to address suspicions it may have conducted explosives tests and other activity that could be used to develop a nuclear bomb.

The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency was issued to IAEA member states in Vienna on November 7.

On a positive note, the report says Tehran has not boosted uranium enrichment and has not installed any significant components at its plutonium-producing reactor in Arak.

The document was issued ahead of a self-imposed November 24 deadline for Iran and six global powers to end a decade-old standoff over the Islamic Republic's nuclear activities.

Western powers say no final agreement will be reached until the IAEA issues a ruling saying it is satisfied with its inquiry.

Based on reporting by Reuters, dpa, and AFP
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