APNewsBreak: Iran to discuss nuke arms claims

By GEORGE JAHN | January 12, 2012 | 2:48 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats say Iran has agreed to discuss charges that it secretly worked on nuclear arms after refusing to do so for years.

The two diplomats tell The Associated Press that the topic will be a main focus of talks set for Jan. 28, during a visit to Tehran by senior officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

No date has previously been mentioned for the trip. Thursday's comments by the diplomats were also the first word that Iran was ready talk about the allegations after stonewalling requests to do so for more than three years.

The diplomats spoke condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules.