Atomic energy agency arrives in Iran

29 January 2012

Fact-finding mission is hoped to resolve issues with Iran over its nuclear agenda

A delegation from the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has arrived in Iran to discuss Tehran’s nuclear programme.

The head of the IAEA team deputy director Herman Nackaerts says the aim of the delegation is to “resolve all the outstanding issues with Iran” over the purpose of its nuclear programme.

“In particular, we hope that Iran will engage with us on our concerns regarding the possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear programme,” says Nackaerts. Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, says the inspection will prove Tehran’s nuclear programme is for only peaceful, civilian purposes.

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