Middle East

Iran to meet UN nuke agency next month, diplomats say

Diplomats say that officials from Iran and the U.N. 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 U.N. 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 Friday because they were not authorized to divulge the information ahead of the official announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency.