The UN nuclear agency said on Friday it would discuss an Iranian offer for access to a region where explosives experiments may have taken place, but that it was not as straightforward as suggested by Tehran.
Iran told a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday it would let the IAEA visit the western Marivan region to prove that allegations about its suspected atomic bomb research were wrong and baseless.
However, the IAEA’s main priority for its long-stalled investigation into Iran’s nuclear program has been to go to another location, the Parchin military facility southeast of Tehran. Iran has so far refused access to Parchin.
“The situation regarding a visit to the Marivan region is not as simple as that conveyed by Iran. The agency will discuss the offer with Iran,” IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said, without elaborating.
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