Iran

Iran Promises More Transparency in Nuclear Program

May allow more inspections

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday Iran wants to allay concerns over its nuclear programme, suspected of hiding efforts to build an atomic bomb, and resolve the impasse with world powers.

Perhaps most significantly, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi, said separately Tehran could conceivably agree to allowing the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to conduct snap inspections of its facilities.

Their remarks come as Iran's new president, Hassan Rowhani, has expressed keenness to move forward quickly with serious, transparent negotiations, while not abandoning the country's rights.