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There is no need for IAEA office in Iran: ambassador
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep2(264).jpgTEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that there is no need for the UN nuclear watchdog to establish an office in Iran given the extent of Tehran’s nuclear activities. 
 
“In our view, given the country’s extent of nuclear activities, there is no need for the establishment of an office in Iran by the agency which has offices in countries like Canada and Japan,” Reza Najafi told the Mehr News Agency on Saturday.  
 
He also said that Iran has not received any request from the IAEA to establish an office in Tehran. 
 
According to Reuters, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano told a news conference in Vienna on Friday that the agency may ask Iran’s permission to set up a temporary office there for logistical purposes.
 
Amano was speaking after a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters during which he won broad backing from the IAEA's 35-nation board for the UN body's expanded role in Iran to oversee the six-month interim nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers in Geneva last November. 
 
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