No date set for IAEA visit, Iran nuclear official says
Head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) says no definite date has yet been set for the forthcoming visit of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation to Iran, Press TV reported.
Fereydoun Abbasi told reporters on the sidelines of the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that the final date for the IAEA visit to Iran would be determined in the future based on negotiations between the two sides.
Asked about the official inauguration of Bushehr nuclear power plant, the official said the final date of the plant's inauguration will be announced "in due time."
On Tuesday, January 3, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation will visit the Islamic Republic in the near future.
"An IAEA delegation, headed by a deputy director general of the agency, will travel to Iran soon and this [visit] is in line with Tehran's continued cooperation with this international body," he added in his weekly press conference in Tehran.
Mehmanparast noted the visit would take place upon an invitation from Tehran and indicates the country's goodwill and transparency in its nuclear activities.
The spokesperson stated that talks are currently underway to determine the exact date of the visit.
In December 2011, Iran renewed an invitation to IAEA inspectors to visit the country's nuclear sites in line with Tehran's efforts to address any international concerns on the nature of its nuclear program, which Iran insists is peaceful.