Iran and IAEA to hold talks in Vienna on May 15
Azerbaijan, Baku, May.14/ Trend S. Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran and IAEA will be holding talks on Islamic Republic's nuclear program on May 15, IRNA reported.
Iran will be presented at the talks by country's ambassador to IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh.
The agency's delegation will be headed by Herman Nackaerts, the head of the department of safeguards at the atomic agency.
Iran and the IAEA have already met for nine rounds of talks since late 2011. Their last meeting was held in the Iranian capital Tehran in mid-February.
The IAEA, whose mission is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, has been trying to negotiate a so-called structured approach with Iran giving the inspectors access to sites, officials and documents for their long-stalled inquiry.
World powers are monitoring the IAEA-Iran talks for any signs as to whether Tehran, facing intensifying sanctions pressure, may be prepared to finally start tackling mounting international concerns about its nuclear activity.
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies.
The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.