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Mar 05, 2012 at 10:59am IST

IAEA meet on Iran in Vienna today

New Delhi: The international nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, will be meeting on Monday in Vienna in order to discuss Iran and its continued defiance of the West sanctions in promoting its nuclear programme.

An IAEA team was recently denied access to specific nuclear areas in Iran.

The resolution on Monday is likely to ask Iran to stop stonewalling investigation into possible military dimensions to its nuclear programme.

There is already immense pressure from the West on the IAEA, to act tougher on Tehran.

A report by the IAEA last week said Iran was significantly stepping up uranium enrichment, a finding that sent oil prices higher on fears tensions between Tehran and the West could escalate into military conflict.

Israel has threatened to launch strikes to prevent Iran getting the bomb, saying Tehran's continued technological progress means it could soon pass into a "zone of immunity". US officials say sanctions should be given time to work.