VIENNA, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday said it would work hard to resolve the differences between the UN nuclear watchdog and Iran in the upcoming talks on Wednesday this week over the latter's nuclear program.
"This time we will try to work hard to resolve the differences," Herman Nackaerts, deputy director general of the IAEA said at the Vienna airport before leaving for the Iranian capital for Wednesday's meeting.
The agency's goal "is to finalise the structured approach document," he said.
Iran and the West are locked in a bitter dispute over the former's nuclear ambitions, with the latter accusing Tehran of developing nuclear weapon under cover of its peaceful purpose nuclear program, a charge Iran has consistently denied.
Iran has insisted that its rights to peaceful nuclear activities, and above all, the right to uranium enrichment program should be recognized by the IAEA and world powers.
The IAEA has been trying to clinch a deal with Tehran, but has so far failed to make any sustainable deals with Iran in the previous talks.
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