INTERNATIONAL

Iran submits nuclear records to IAEA

Iran has submitted documents linked to its past nuclear activity, the U.N.’s atomic watchdog has confirmed, a key condition of a probe into suspected efforts to create nuclear arms.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed a “road map” with Iran in July to investigate its nuclear programme, as part of an overall accord with major world powers.

The historic deal is aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear activity in exchange for relief on painful economic sanctions.

The IAEA said Iran had met a key deadline by handing over the papers on Saturday.

“Iran... provided the IAEA with its explanation in writing and related documents as agreed in the roadmap for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme,” the agency said in a brief statement published Saturday. A senior Iranian official also confirmed that the documents had been submitted. — AFP

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