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Vienna: Iran informed on Saturday that it had agreed to UN nuclear agency International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) roadmap on resolving all unresolved questions on Tehran's nuclear ambitions by June. The move is seen as another step towards the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, Reuters reported.

Parties in the deal have recently said that they are about to climax the agreement in Vienna.

"We have agreed to provide the IAEA by the end of (the Iranian month of) Khordad (June 21) with documents related to outstanding questions between Tehran and the agency," the head of Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran Mohammad Eslami said in a news conference where IAEA chief Rafael Grossi was present. The latter reached Tehran on Friday to discuss problematic issues in the deal.

Grossi said that it is important to have an understanding and to work together and intensively.

Without resolving the outstanding issues, efforts to revive the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) will go in vain, he said.

Tehran wants the issue of uranium traces found by IAEA at several undeclared sites in Iran wants to be closed, but the West had said that it is a separate issue since IAEA is not a part of the deal. Officials told Reuters that this was a prominent issue.

However, Grossi said that there are still matters left that need a solution. IAEA had sought meaningful answers on uranium being found in undeclared sights. The topic is often mentioned as "outstanding safeguards issues."

The 2015 deal was overturned by the US's Trump administration in 2018, imposing severe sanctions on Iran and removing the US from the 2015 agreement. Those sanctions crippled Iran's economy, and Tehran started stockpiling nuclear fuels above the level forbidden by the deal and boosted its nuclear facilities.

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