|IAEA inspectors visit Iran||
TEHRAN – Two international Atomic Energy Agency inspectors arrived in Tehran on Saturday and held talks with Atomic Energy Organization of Iran officials.
The inspectors are scheduled to visit the Arak heavy-water production plant on Sunday at Iran’s invitation.
The inspection will be carried out as part of a joint statement that Iran and the UN nuclear agency signed on further cooperation on Tehran’s nuclear activities in the Iranian capital on November 11.
The joint statement represents a roadmap that specifies bilateral steps in regard to the outstanding issues.
Under the agreement, Iran would allow the agency’s inspectors to visit two more nuclear sites, the Arak heavy water site and the Gachin uranium mine in Bandar Abbas.
According to Iranian officials, Iran has no commitments based on the safeguards agreement to allow such inspections, but it agreed to do so to show the country’s will to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program.
Iran and world powers reached a historic deal in Geneva on November 24, according to which Tehran will offer some concessions in exchange for limited relief from the sanctions imposed on the country.
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