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UN nuclear agency chief leaving for Tehran to try and speed probe of alleged nuke arms work

File-This April 4, 2011, file photo shows Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano from Japan speaking during a news conference of the IAEA's Parties to Nuclear Safety Convention Hold Review at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is heading to Tehran for high-level meetings as he tries to accelerate his probe of allegations that Iran worked in the past on nuclear weapons. Fredrik Dahl of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency said that Amano's meetings Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, are aimed at "clarifications of past and present outstanding issues" linked to the agency's probe. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

File-This April 4, 2011, file photo shows Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano from Japan speaking during a news conference of the IAEA's Parties to Nuclear Safety Convention Hold Review at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is heading to Tehran for high-level meetings as he tries to accelerate his probe of allegations that Iran worked in the past on nuclear weapons. Fredrik Dahl of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency said that Amano's meetings Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, are aimed at "clarifications of past and present outstanding issues" linked to the agency's probe. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)  (The Associated Press)

The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is heading to Tehran for high-level meetings as he tries to accelerate his probe of allegations that Iran worked in the past on nuclear weapons.

Fredrik Dahl of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency said that IAEA chief Yukiya Amano's meetings Sunday are aimed at "clarifications of past and present outstanding issues" linked to the agency's probe.

Diplomats told The Associated Press Friday that Amano planned a trip soon to push for long-delayed interviews with Iranian scientists linked to alleged experiments as well as to discuss a planned inspection of Parchin. The agency has identified that site, southeast of Tehran, as where some of the suspected work took place.

Iran denies any work on — or interest in — nuclear arms.