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Dips: UN nuke agency pressures Iran

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VIENNA (AP) -- Diplomats say requests made by the U.N nuclear agency at talks this week with Iran have further raised the pressure on Tehran to address allegations of a secret arms program.

The four diplomats acknowledge that the International Atomic Energy Agency mission fell short of hopes that it would leave with new information on the allegations. They tell The Associated Press that Iran continued to insist its nuclear program is peaceful.

But they say the IAEA left Iran with a concrete IAEA blueprint that would commit Tehran to answer all questions on the suspicions.

If Iran rejects the proposals, the U.N. Security Council could take up the issue. Iran already is under U.N. sanctions for its nuclear defiance.

The diplomats asked for anonymity because their information is confidential.

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