Mideast Iran Nuclear

This Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo shows a nuclear research reactor at the headquarters of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, in Tehran, Iran, which went online with American help in 1967 _ before Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution strained ties between the two countries. The deputy head of Iran’s nuclear department has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts. Asghar Zarean, who is in charge of security for Iran’s nuclear program, said foreign intelligence agencies targeted the experts when they traveled abroad. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

This Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo shows a nuclear research reactor at the headquarters of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, in Tehran, Iran, which went online with American help in 1967 _ before Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution strained ties between the two countries. The deputy head of Iran’s nuclear department has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts. Asghar Zarean, who is in charge of security for Iran’s nuclear program, said foreign intelligence agencies targeted the experts when they traveled abroad. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots