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UN nuke agency chief indicates slow going on probe of allegations Iran worked on atomic arms

  • Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is indicating that his attempted probe of allegations that Iran worked on nuclear arms is going slowly.

Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency says that Tehran has not met his request to propose two new areas of investigation by Sept. 2.

He says that discussions have begun on two other alleged series of experiments that the two sides agreed on earlier but does not say whether his agency is getting the answers it seeks.

Amano spoke Monday to the opening session of the IAEA's 35-nation board meeting.

Iran says it does not want nuclear arms and never worked toward them. But the agency says it has collected about 1,000 pages of information that point to attempts to develop such weapons.