IAEA and Iran expert negotiations on nuclear programme to be held not earlier than Autumn
Consultations of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with Iran will be held in the Autumn after the substitution of the negotiating teams, a diplomatic source close to the IAEA told ITAR-TASS.
"On the Iran-IAEA track, the dialogue rests on the assignment of teams, but there will not be any sudden change in Iran's position," the source said.
According to expert's forecasts, 'consultations are unlikely to take place before the autumn'.
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.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.