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Iran offers ‘new approach’ in talks

on October 29, 2013 10:00 AM

VIENNA (AP) — Talks between Iran and the U.N. atomic agency have gone into a second day after a senior Iranian envoy offered a “new approach” meant to end the deadlock over terms of a U.N. probe of suspicions Tehran worked on nuclear arms.

Nearly two years of Iran-IAEA meetings have made little progress on launching the investigation by the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran denies working to develop nuclear weapons.

But chances of forward movement at today’s round appear bolstered after Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi announced a new initiative from his country.

Araghchi, who met IAEA chief Yukiya Amano Monday, gave no details of the Iranian proposal. Teheran denies working on — or interest in — atomic weapons.

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