IAEA head to visit Tehran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17
By Umid Niayesh- Trend:
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukia Amano will pay an official visit to Tehran Jan. 17, Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said.
Amano will meet with senior Iranian officials including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, Kamalvandi said, Iran's state IRINN TV reported Jan. 17.
Amano has been officially invited by Iran to pay a visit, Kamalvandi said, adding the IAEA head will meet with President Rouhani on Jan. 18.
The Iranian official further said that Amano will not visit any nuclear site.
According to the IAEA, Amano will discuss the IAEA's role in verifying and monitoring Iran's nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka nuclear deal) with Iranian officials.
The international sanctions imposed on Iran with regard to its nuclear program have been removed as the JCPOA entered the implementation phase on Jan. 16.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries (the US, France, the UK, Germany, China, and Russia) in July 2015 agreed a landmark nuclear deal to curb Tehran's sensitive nuclear activities in return for the lifting of international sanctions on the Islamic Republic.