Iran-UN nuclear talks start in Tehran

Iran Materials 7 August 2008 13:23 (UTC +04:00)

Talks between Iran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog started in Tehran Thursday, state media reported.

The chief inspector of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Oli Heinonen, and officials of the Iranian Atomic Organization, headed by Vice President Gholam-Reza Aqazadeh are to discuss the remaining ambiguities in Tehran's nuclear projects and the course of future cooperation, dpa reported.

The two-day talks are to be of a technical nature and are expected to deal with political issues, such as whether Iran would accept the latest offer by the world powers to suspend uranium enrichment in return for political and economic incentives.

Tehran has said its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes, but the United States and other Western nations have accused Iran of trying to produce nuclear weapons.