Nuclear agency officials ‘may visit Iran’

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Senior United Nations nuclear watchdog officials could visit Iran for talks, after an Iranian envoy suggested Tehran would be ready to discuss international concerns and remove “ambiguities” about its atomic activities.

Iran’s latest offer coincides with a sharpening of international sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear work.

Iran says it is enriching uranium solely for peaceful purposes, but its foes suspect this has military aims.

“We’re working on a possible visit,” Gill Tudor, spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said.

Western fears that Iran is seeking to develop atomic bomb capability were reinforced by an IAEA report that said Tehran appeared to have worked on designing a nuclear weapon.