IAEA, Iran to hold nuclear talks Monday

May 12th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by admin  

Tehran, May 12 (RIA Novosti) A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to arrive in Tehran later Monday to continue negotiations on the Islamic country’s nuclear programme, according to Iran’s permanent representative at the UN nuclear watchdog. “The IAEA delegation will arrive in Tehran Monday to continue consultations at the expert level, and negotiations will start on the same day,” Ali Asghar Soltanieh told reporters in Tehran Sunday.

In a report released in February, the IAEA had said that Iran had become more transparent on its nuclear programme, but had failed to fully answer allegations relating to nuclear weapons development.

The international community has demanded that Tehran halt uranium enrichment, used both in electricity generation and nuclear weapons production. Iran insists on its right to civilian nuclear energy, and has defied three sets of United Nations sanctions over its nuclear programme.

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