U.N. Wants to Visit Iran Nuclear Site

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the IAEA's board of governors at the International Center, in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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    The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog wants in. The International Atomic Energy Agency wants to visit Iran’s nuclear facilities to ascertain whether Tehran is trying to make a nuclear weapon. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano has requested that a team of experts be sent to Iran after his agency released a report last week that provided the strongest evidence yet that an effort is being made toward building a nuclear bomb. Iran insists that its nuclear ambitions are peaceful, but the IAEA report contends that the country even had a structured bomb-making program prior to the end of 2003.

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