U.N. nuclear agency calls for help to pay for more Iran work

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Posted: Jan 24, 2014 4:49 AM

VIENNA (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog called on member states on Friday to help pay for an increased inspector workload in Iran as a result of its task to verify the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the agreement was an "important step forward towards achieving a comprehensive solution" to the decade-old Iran nuclear dispute.

But he told an extraordinary meeting of the IAEA's 35-nation governing board that "there is still a long way to go".

(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Mike Collett-White)