The International Atomic Energy Agency, part of the United Nations, has created a task force to inspect and investigate Iran's nuclear program.
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog has set up a specialized Iran Task Force to handle its inspections and investigation of the Islamic state's disputed atomic activities, an internal document showed on Wednesday.
The brief announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), addressed to its staff, appeared to be an attempt to focus and streamline its 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.
The IAEA and Iran failed on Friday to strike a deal aimed at allaying concerns about Tehran's nuclear program and unblock a long-stalled agency probe into suspected nuclear weapons research in the Islamic Republic.