U.N. watchdog decides to close nuclear weapons probe of Iran

December 15, 2015 7:18 PM

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U.N. watchdog decides to close nuclear weapons probe of Iran

VIENNA The U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board decided on Tuesday to close its investigation into whether Iran once had a secret nuclear weapons programme, opting to support Tehran's deal with world powers rather than dwell on its past actions.

In a symbolic victory for Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Board of Governors passed a resolution ending its long-running inquiry but allowing inspectors to continue to police the country's nuclear programme.

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