A U.S. official said Pakistan has informed the U.S. that it will grant access to Osama bin Laden's wives.
The women have been in Pakistani custody since the U.S. raid on bin Laden's compound May 1 in the army town of Abbottabad.
Intelligence officials have said the terrorist leader had been living there for up to six years.
Despite simmering relations between the two countries over the unannounced raid by U.S. Navy SEALs on Pakistani soil, the U.S. expects to be able to talk to the women soon.
The White House said Monday that it was very interested in interviewing the women, who could provide information about bin Laden's life in hiding and al Qaeda.
There has been no confirmation from Pakistan that such an agreement has been reached.