Vienna: Diplomats say that officials from Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog will meet in Tehran next month in an attempt to restart stalled nuclear talks.

Such a meeting would be the first since early summer. The talks have been halted over Iran's reluctance to grant access to sites that the UN nuclear agency suspects could have been used in secret work on nuclear weapons.

Iran denies any such work, and says all of its nuclear activities are for peaceful purposes.

The diplomats demanded anonymity on Friday because they were not authorised to divulge the information ahead of the official announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency.


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