Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.

The revelation caused some initial confusion about the limits imposed on Iran and gave more fuel to American and Israeli critics of the main Iran deal signed by the U.S., Iran and five world powers in July

Those critics have complained that the deal is built on trust of the Iranians, a claim the U.S. has denied. Officials said the deal includes several mechanisms to ensure transparency and verification by international inspectors, and that the staggered approach and “snap back” provisions will give future administrations the tools to make sure Iran keeps its word. Read more…

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Report: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuclear work site