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Iran, IAEA to Hold Nuclear Talks Tuesday

An Iranian official says Tehran will resume talks Tuesday with the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's ambassador to the IAEA, said Monday the meeting about Tehran's controversial nuclear program will be at the same level as the talks held in Tehran earlier this month.

The IAEA delegation will be led by senior inspector Olli Heinonen.

The U.N. Security Council has imposed two sets of sanctions on Iran because of its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment.

Two weeks ago, the IAEA said Iran agreed to allow inspectors to visit its heavy water reactor as part of an agreement to address questions about Iran's nuclear program. No date as been set.

Enriched uranium and plutonium can be used to build nuclear weapons, but Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

The United States and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.