Iranian top nuclear negotiator to meet with IAEA director-general

Photo: Iranian top nuclear negotiator to meet with IAEA director-general / Iran

Deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday that he will confer with Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano in Vienna on October 28, IRNA news agency reported.

Araqchi, also a member of Iranian nuclear negotiating team with the western governments, said that the meeting will take place before the next Iran-IAEA talks scheduled to be held on October 28-29.

Iran has made it clear that although the national nuclear program is of peaceful nature, it has exercised extensive cooperation with IAEA to prove transparency.

Aaraqchi noted that four experts from the trade, banking, oil and transport sectors have joined to the Iranian nuclear negotiating team with the western governments.

Araqchi declined the provide the names of the individuals but said that the Iranian seven-people team of experts presided by director general of Foreign Ministry for political affairs, Hamid Baeidinejad, will engage in talks with experts of Group 5+1 in Vienna on October 30-31.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- United States, Britain, France, China and Russia -- plus Germany held two days of negotiations behind closed doors in Geneva on October 15-16.

The two sides have agreed to meet again in Geneva on November 7-8.

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