IAEA chief due in Tehran tomorrow

TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) – Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, will visit Tehran on July 2 to receive Iran’s alternative proposal to nuclear scientists’ questioning.

A source close to Iran’s nuclear negotiating team told IRNA correspondent that Yukiya Amano will be visiting Tehran on Thursday to discuss past activities and receive Iran’s proposals to settle a number of misunderstandings.

When the Islamic Republic refused to allow the IAEA to question Iranian nuclear scientists, the Agency has asked about Iran’s proposed alternative which will be presented to Amano during his stay in Tehran.

Amano is also scheduled to meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Secretary of National Security Supreme Council Ali Shamkhani.

Following Iran and the IAEA cooperation, a joint statement was signed between the Agency’s Director General and head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi on Nov. 11, 2013.

So far, the Islamic Republic has implemented the 13 practical measures that have been agreed upon during previous negotiations with the IAEA, and is due to implement five more measures by August 25, 2015.

Amano’s Thursday visit to Tehran will also facilitate the resolution of the PMD (possible military dimensions) issue. 

Earlier this June, Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi rejected as “repetitive,” “unsupported” and “manipulated” the agency’s monthly report’s accusations on the so-called Potential Military Dimension (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program.

Najafi called for a quick resolution of the PMD issue, warning that “otherwise it is not possible to have the implementation of other measures.”

Amano’s visit to Tehran comes as the representatives of Iran and the 5+1 group of countries are working on the text of a possible nuclear agreement by June 7.

 

 

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