U.N. nuclear chief to visit Iran before investigation deadline

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IAEA Director General Amano waves as he arrives for a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) – U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano will visit Iran on Sunday in an apparent attempt to push for progress in a long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran. Amano’s trip comes ahead of an Aug. 25 deadline for Iran to provide some information relevant to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s inquiry into what it calls the possible military dimensions of the country’s disputed nuclear programme. Iran dismisses Western accusations that it has been working to develop a capability to assemble atomic weapons. The visit – announced by the IAEA on Friday – will be Amano’s first to Iran this year and the third since 2012.

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