Yukiya Amano, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), met with President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif in Tehran Sunday, as a key deadline for the nuclear deal looms, NBC News reported.
Amano's visit comes less than a month before an Oct. 15 deadline to gather information on allegations made by the West that Iran tried to build atomic weapons.
Tehran has long described the allegations as based on false intelligence from the United States, Israel and other adversaries. A final U.N. assessment is due in December.
After their meeting, Rouhani released a statement that said Iran "has not and will not seek any WMDs because of its religious beliefs and its military doctrine."
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