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IAEA Suggests Progress Limited At Iran Nuclear Talks

Iranian officials said on October 9 that they’ve had “constructive” talks with UN nuclear experts aimed at resolving outstanding questions about Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.

But a statement from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) suggests only limited progress was made at the Tehran talks on October 7 and 8.

The IAEA is trying to clarify two points about Iran’s nuclear program. It says negotiations will continue, but did not announce a date.

Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA, Reza Najafi, said the negotiations were "constructive in terms of content" and "were also direct."

Iran failed to meet an August 25 deadline to provide the IAEA with information meant to ease concerns that it is trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Tehran says its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes.

Six world powers have set a November 24 deadline for a permanent nuclear deal with Iran.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP