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Iran: UN Nuclear Inspectors to Visit 2 Uranium Sites

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FILE - The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the southern city of Bushehr is seen in a Jan. 20, 2014, photo

FILE - The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the southern city of Bushehr is seen in a Jan. 20, 2014, photo

Iran said United Nations nuclear inspectors will visit two sites this week as part of its agreement to curb nuclear activities.

Iran's official news agency said Sunday the inspectors will visit a uranium mine and a uranium processing facility in two central towns.

Iran also said it gave the U.N the information it demanded on detonators that could be used as part of a nuclear bomb.

The Iranians say that after this week's visit to the nuclear sites, they will have fulfilled all seven demands set out in the November agreement between Iran and the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency.

The IAEA has not yet commented on the Iranian news reports.

Iran agreed late last year to reduce its uranium enrichment program in exchange for an easing of Western sanctions.

The United States and many of its allies suspect Iran has been trying to build nuclear weapons.

But Iran has always insisted its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful civilian purposes.

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