Iran failing to provide answers: UN nuclear watchdog

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, on October 26, 2010Iran is still failing to provide answers in a probe into its nuclear activities, and is unlikely to do so before a November 24 deadline for a deal with world powers, the UN atomic watchdog said Friday. “Iran has not provided any explanations” on two issues that Tehran had undertaken to clarify by August 25, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a new quarterly report. Iran and the IAEA have agreed to a “technical meeting to further discuss the two outstanding practical measures … but not before November 24,” said the report, not yet public but seen by AFP. “There is no progress, basically,” a diplomat familiar with the IAEA’s probe said.

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