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UN Nuclear Chief Wants 'Concrete Steps' From Iran

Workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has urged Iran to take steps to ease international concerns about its disputed nuclear program.

On October 26, Yukiya Amano said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wants Iran "to take concrete steps" toward open talks about its nuclear program.

Six global powers have proposed revived talks with Iran on restraining its nuclear program and opening it up fully to IAEA scrutiny in exchange for trade and diplomatic benefits.

Iran has not formally responded to the offer.

Eaqrlier on October 26, Iran announced a key step toward putting its first nuclear power plant on-line, saying fuel was now being loaded into the core of the Russian-built facility near Bushehr.