Iran, IAEA start nuclear talks in Vienna
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 27 / Trend, S. Isayev, N. Umid
The negotiations on Iran's nuclear program have started in Vienna, between Iran and the IAEA, IRINN reported.
The meeting, the first of its kind under the administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The talks follow yesterday's nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1.
Iran's negotiating team at the talks is headed by Reza Najafi, Iran's envoy to IAEA. Najafi was appointed to the post, after Iran's previous envoy , Ali Asqhar Soltanieh resigned.
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.