Nukes Probe Reaches 'Dead End'

The departing head of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamad ElBaradei, said that the agency's investigation into Iran’s nuclear program has reached a “dead end.” “It has now been well over a year since the agency was last able to engage Iran in discussions about these outstanding issues,” ElBaradei said. After rejecting a deal that would monitor Iran’s uranium intake, Iranian officials insist that their nuclear program is an entirely peaceful endeavor, but the U.N. agency is expected to pass a vote chastising the country for its lack of cooperation. “The proposed agreement represents a unique opportunity to address a humanitarian need and create space for negotiations,” ElBaradei said. “This opportunity should be seized and it would be highly regrettable if it was missed.”