UN nuke inspectors renew efforts to engage Iran

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Herman Nackaerts of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, speaks to the press before his flight to Iran, at Vienna's Schwechat airport, Austria, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 . (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A U.N. inspectors' team is in Tehran in a renewed effort to engage Iran and secure access to a site linked to suspected nuclear activity.

Iran's official IRNA news agency said Thursday the seven-member team — headed by Herman Nackaerts, a deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency — would meet with Iranian nuclear officials.

The report says the two sides will try to reach a framework for restarting talks on Iran's nuclear program.

The IAEA has demanded for over a year to visit Parchin military site, which the agency says could have been used for experiments related to nuclear weapons. Iran insists the site is only a conventional military facility.

The West suspects Iran is trying to make a nuclear weapon. Tehran denies the charge.

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