Iran insists its nuclear programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes.
It comes after Iran gave IAEA inspectors access to one of two suspected former nuclear sites.
The agency said it would take samples at the second site later this month.
This included the production of more enriched uranium than it was allowed – although only at enrichment levels far below that required for use in atomic weapons.
Experts say the enrichment process could take a long time, if Tehran chose to do so.
Last week, Iran said it had agreed “in good faith” to let weapons inspectors access sites to resolve outstanding issues related to nuclear safeguards.
The IAEA had criticised Iran for not answering its questions about possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities at the two locations, and denying it access.
In the latest statement, the global watchdog said Iran had “provided agency inspectors access to the location to take environmental samples”.
“The samples will be analysed by laboratories that are part of the agency’s network,” it added.
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