U.N. nuclear watchdog sets up “Iran Task Force”

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The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has set up an Iran Task Force to handle inspections and other issues related to the Islamic state’s disputed atomic activities, an internal IAEA document showed.

The brief announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency, addressed to agency staff, appeared to be an attempt to focus and streamline the IAEA’s handling of the sensitive Iran file by concentrating experts and other resources in one unit.

The Vienna-based U.N. agency, which regularly inspects Iran’s nuclear sites, has voiced growing concern over the last year of possible military dimensions to the country’s nuclear program. Tehran says its nuclear work is entirely peaceful, Reuters reports.