IAEA: ElBaradei To Visit Iran This Weekend

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The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog has confirmed that its director general will visit Iran this weekend.

The International Atomic Energy Agency says Mohamed ElBaradei and the Iranians will discuss a broad range of issues, including a covertly built enrichment facility that it recently revealed.

ElBaradei's visit comes just days after Iran and six world powers put nuclear talks back on track at a landmark session in Geneva that included the highest-level bilateral contact with the U.S. in years.

While Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, the U.S. and key allies contend it is covertly trying to build a nuclear weapon.

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