EU 'disappointed' at little progress by Iran on nuclear issue

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 18, 2014 6:42 AM

VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Union said on Thursday it was disappointed with a lack of progress by Iran in addressing concerns about its suspected atomic bomb research, pressuring Tehran to cooperate with a long-stalled U.N. watchdog inquiry.

The 28-nation EU made the statement at a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which for years has been investigating allegations that Iran has worked on designing a nuclear weapon. Iran denies the charge.

In Britain, France and Germany, the EU groups three of the six world powers that are seeking to negotiate a resolution to a wider, decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear program. Those talks resume in New York this week.

(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl, editing by John Stonestreet)