TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s permanent ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi says today’s meeting between the Iranian nuclear chief and the IAEA head has been fruitful.
“Iran and the IAEA held fruitful discussions based on mutual respect, the result of which will be released this evening,” Gharibabadi tweeted while also posting several photos of yesterday’s meeting.
Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi met and held talks with the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Sunday here in Tehran.
Their talks on Sunday revolved around coordinating the simultaneous implementation of the IAEA’s Safeguards Agreement and the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions, a law passed last December by the Iranian parliament.
Grossi arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday night for talks with Iranian officials at his own request. Upon his arrival to Tehran, the IAEA chief was welcomed by the Spokesman for Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi and Iran’s Representative in IAEA Kazem Gharibabadi.
Grossi’s second visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran since taking office as director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) comes amid a countdown to the deadline set by Iran slated for Feb. 23 to end the implementation of Additional Protocol.
Grossi held talks with ar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), after arriving in Tehran.
Grossi was later to meet with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
In a post on his Twitter account on Friday, Grossi said he would “meet with senior Iranian officials to find a mutually agreeable solution, compatible with Iranian law so that the @iaeaorg can continue essential verification activities in Iran.”
- source : IRAN NEWS