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IAEA: Military issues in Iran's nuke program won't block deal

Iran is dragging its feet on resolving questions about possible military nuclear research, but the head of the IAEA suggests cooperation will accelerate if and when there is a long-term nuclear agreement.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano addresses a news conference after a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna June 2, 2014. The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Monday Iran's engagement with the IAEA in recent months had helped it "gain a better understanding" of Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.  REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY HEADSHOT) - RTR3RU71

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told Al-Monitor Oct. 31 that Iran’s halting cooperation so far in explaining possible military-related nuclear work would not derail ongoing negotiations on a long-term nonproliferation agreement.

“It should not be an impediment,” Amano said after the conclusion of remarks at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

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