Iran may answer UN nuclear questions as deal talks near end

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran is suggesting it could supply answers long sought by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog toward the end of May.

That comment Saturday comes as talks in Vienna over Tehran’s tattered atomic deal with world powers appear to be reaching their end.

Rafael Mariano Grossi of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency visited Tehran on Saturday, where Iranian official Mohammad Eslami gave that deadline.

While Grossi did not directly confirm that timeline, he described his visit as meant “to address outstanding questions” about Iran’s program. He said it “would be difficult to believe” the nuclear deal could be restored without answers.