UN nuclear watchdog begins Iran debate
The International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation board of governors has begun discussing Iran's disputed nuclear program, AP reported.
Iran insists its program is peaceful and aimed at generating electricity. But the United States and key allies contend it is covertly trying to build a bomb.
A long list of countries is expected to comment on the matter Wednesday during a closed-door session.
At the start of the board meeting Monday, IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei said his agency is locked in a "stalemate" with Iran and urged Tehran to "substantively re-engage" with the Vienna-based watchdog to prove there are no military dimensions to its nuclear program.