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IAEA chief says agency's Iran approach not political, issues need to be addressed

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi wears a mask during a meeting with Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi, in Tehran, Iran August 25, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s chief Rafael Grossi said the agency’s approach towards Iran was not politically motivated, Iran’s Students News Agency ISNA reported on Tuesday, as he pushes for inspectors access to suspected former atomic sites.

“There is no political approach towards Iran ... There are issues that need to be addressed ... this does not mean a political approach towards Iran,” Grossi said after meeting Iran’s top nuclear official.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Alison Williams