IAEA safeguards head to visit Iran

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Deputy Director General of IAEA Department of safeguards Massimo Aparo will visit Iran’s Saghand uranium enrichment mine and Ardakan concentration plant in coming days, said Spokesman of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi.

The IAEA inspectors visited Iran’s Lashgarabad laser uranium enrichment center last weeks, he said.

Based on the Iran-IAEA deal made in the second phase of technical talks with the aim of easing concerns and answering the IAEA questions on Iranian peaceful nuclear issue, Iran agreed to hand mutually-agreed information, and make arrangements for technical visit of Lashkarabad center.

Iran also agreed to provide ‘controlled visit’ of Saghand mine and Ardakan concentration plant for the IAEA inspectors.

Elsewhere, regarding some media reports on presence of IAEA Deputy Director General Tero Varjoranta in Tehran for informal talks, said, “Mr. Tero Varjoranta has visited Iran frequently and they come to Iran to hold talks with Iranian officials.”



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