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)
A control panel at the Bushehr nuclear power plant (Fars)
CASCADES AND CENTRIFUGES: Experts and pundits alike continue to debate the goals and status of Iran's nuclear program. It remains unclear whether the program is, as Tehran insists, a purely peaceful enegy project or, as the United States claims, part of an effort to acquire nuclear weapons.
On June 7, 2006, RFE/RL correspondent Charles Recknagel spoke with nuclear expert Shannon Kile of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in Sweden to help sort through some of the technical issues involved. "[Natanz] will be quite a large plant," Kile said. "There will be about 50,000 centrifuges and how much enriched uranium that can produce [is] hard to say because the efficiency of the centrifuges is not really known yet. But it would clearly be enough to be able to produce enough [highly-enriched uranium] for a nuclear weapon in fairly short order, if that's the route that they chose to go...." (more)