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Iran

IAEA Sets Date For Meeting With Tehran

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it will restart talks with Iran in May over its disputed nuclear program.

IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said on April 23 that the talks will take place in Vienna on May 15.

She said the meeting is "aimed at finalizing a structured approach to resolving outstanding issues related to the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program."

Nine rounds of talks since the publication of a major IAEA report in November 2011 on these alleged activities have produced no breakthrough.

The last discussions were held in February, but the two sides failed to reach an agreement on the ground rules for any IAEA investigation in Iran.

Tehran has rejected concerns by the IAEA, saying its nuclear program is designed for civilian purposes only, not to attain nuclear weapons.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP

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