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Iran, IAEA experts to meet on Monday
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_at1(158).jpgTEHRAN – The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said that experts from the international nuclear watchdog and Iran would hold a meeting in Vienna, the Austrian capital, on Monday. 
 
Last week, a delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) came to Iran and visited the Saghand uranium mine and the Ardakan concentration plant.
 
The visit was part of a framework accord on further cooperation that Iran and the UN nuclear agency signed in Tehran last November.
 
In February, Iran voluntarily agreed to implement seven new practical measures by May 15 to allay concerns regarding its nuclear activities.
 
The agency’s inspectors had visited the Arak heavy water site in Markazi Province and the Gachin uranium mine in Bandar Abbas in southern Iran as part of the agreement.
 
“Under the accord, Iran had pledged to provide the agency with information and also [had agreed that] agency’s inspectors would visit a number of [Iranian] sites. With the recent visit of inspectors, led by Massimo Aparo, these implementations are finalized,” Behrouz Kamalvandi told the Fars news agency on Saturday. 
 
“We believe that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been successful in clarifying a number of ambiguities,” he added.
 
Kamalvandi also noted that the inspectors were satisfied with their Iran’s visit and the information they had received. 
 
He added that as Iran and the IAEA continue their cooperation, the international body would release more reports about the commitments Iran has undertaken and soon there would not be further issues between Tehran and the agency.
 
Iran and the world powers, dubbed as 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), are scheduled to meet in Vienna on Wednesday to discuss the terms of a final comprehensive deal on the country’s nuclear program.
 
The Iran-IAEA discussions are separate from, but closely linked to, negotiations between Tehran and the 5+1 group.
 
MT/PA 

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