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Key players spar over Iran's nuclear program

UN accuses country of conducting covert activity

Last Updated: Aug. 22, 2011

Iran's nuclear program - which it insists is devoted to energy generation and not weaponry - has come under considerable international scrutiny. UN inspectors have released reports suggesting Iran may be conducting covert activity in its nuclear power plants, prompting Western countries to introduce economic and trade sanctions.

Here are the key players in the debate, from the president of Iran to the United Nations nuclear watchdog. Select the thumbnails to read more about each figure and use the arrows at the bottom to navigate forward and backward.

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