Iran unveils date of IAEA Chief Inspector visit

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 30

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

The head of the IAEA's Safeguards will visit Iran on May 4, the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said.

Behrouz Kamalvandi said that Massimo Aparo will visit "Saghand" uranium mining complex and Ardakan yellow cake complex on the Iran-IAEA seven-article agreement, Iranian Kheybaronline news portal reported on April 30.

The Saghand uranium mining complex is located near Ardakan, in central Iran.

The mine has 1.5 million tons of ore reserves, with an average grade of 553 ppm. Ore is processed into uranium ore concentrate at the yellowcake production plant at Ardakan.

It should be recalled that Iran agreed to take seven "practical steps" in its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to a joint statement of Iran and the IAEA posted on the website of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in February.

Based on the agreement, Iran should allow IAEA access to Saghand uranium mine and Ardakan yellow cake complex in the central province of Yazd.

Iran agreed to provide more information about its Arak heavy- water reactor and implement the agreed procedure on the reactor.

Iran will complete the agreement's implementation by May 15.

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