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IAEA establishes Iran 'Task Force'

AP , Wednesday 29 Aug 2012
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An internal UN nuclear agency document obtained by The Associated Press has announced the establishment of an "Iran Task Force" to add muscle to its probe of suspicions that Tehran might be attempting to make atomic arms.

Dated Wednesday, the International Atomic Energy Agency statement says the unit will work on implementing IAEA agreements with Iran allowing it to monitor its nuclear activities as mandated by the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.

It also says it will also focus on "relevant" IAEA and UN Security Council resolutions on Iran. Both have demanded that Tehran stop activities that could be used to make nuclear weapons and cooperate with the agency's investigation of suspicions Tehran worked on nuclear weapons.

Iran denies any interest in such arms and says all its nuclear activities are peaceful.

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