Rouhani, Amano discuss Iran nuclear program

Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday discussed Iranˈs nuclear program with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano.
Amano had also a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier Sunday.

During his stay, Amano is also scheduled to meet Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi.

Amano arrived in the Iranian capital at the head of a high-ranking delegation Sunday morning.

Iran and the IAEA deepened cooperation last November as Iran closed in on an interim nuclear deal with the six powers.

In late July and in its latest report on Iran, the IAEA confirmed Tehranˈs commitment to the interim deal it struck with Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) in Geneva in late November, 2013.

The IAEA report showed that Iran had met the terms of the six-month agreement, under which it limited its atomic activities in exchange for some easing of sanctions.

The discussions between the IAEA and Iran are a separate track of talks from the international negotiations between Iran and six powers on Iranˈs future nuclear activities and removal of the Western sanctions.

On July 20, the deadline for reaching a final agreement on Iranˈs future nuclear activities was postponed by four months—until November 24—to give more time for diplomatic efforts.



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