Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, speaks with the International Atomic Energy Agency's director-general, Yukiya Amano, at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Hopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms.Amano's trip Thursday to Tehran was significant because it represented his last chance to secure access and cooperation before a July 7 deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.The issue was put on the IAEA front burner four years ago when the agency published an annex of 12 alleged activities it said pointed to nuclear weapons research and development by Iran.At least part of the sanctions relief for Iran under any pact will depend on its full cooperation with the IAEA.Amano said he discussed his agency's monitoring of Iran's commitments under any deal.
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