The U.N. atomic watchdog denied on Wednesday, October 10 its head planned to visit Iran to discuss his mounting concerns over possible military dimensions to Tehran’s nuclear program, Reuters reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted on his ministry’s website as saying Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was to travel to Tehran to resume discussions with Iranian officials, though he gave no date. “The IAEA has seen media reports that Director General Amano will visit Iran to discuss nuclear issues. There are no such plans at this time,” Serge Gas, IAEA director of public information, said. Amano said last week the IAEA had yet to agree a date for further talks with Iran and had little hope for a speedy resolution to a standoff with Tehran over its nuclear program.