UN agency ending probe of allegations Iran worked on nuclear arms

VIENNA - The UN nuclear agency is set to close the books on a decade-long probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms.

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The 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to approve a resolution Tuesday that ends the investigation.

An EU statement obtained before delivery reflects the will to move on after the agency assessed that Iran likely worked on elements of a nuclear weapon.

Unlike previous statements, it avoids criticism of Iran, saying only "we note" the IAEA conclusion.

The probe has to be formally closed as part of an Iran-six nation nuclear deal crimping present Iranian nuclear programs that could be used to make such weapons in exchange for sanctions relief for Tehran.

Iran denies any work - or interest in - atomic arms.



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