IAEA team due in Tehran Wednesday

Tehran, April 13, IRNA – A delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due in the Iranian capital in two days for technical talks with Tehran.

The delegation, to be headed by Tero Varjoranta, the IAEA deputy director general and head of the department of safeguards, is to hold one-day negotiations on Wednesday, April 15, the UN nuclear watchdog reported on its website on Monday, adding that the two sides will discuss continued implementation of the Framework for Cooperation.

The Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation was signed in November 2013 to outline a roadmap on mutual cooperation on certain outstanding nuclear issues.

The IAEA has never concluded in its reports on Iran that there has been diversion in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program toward military purposes.

Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany – reached a mutual understanding on Tehran’s nuclear program on April 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The two sides are expected to start drafting a final inclusive deal which they seek to sign by the end of June.