Iran says UN nuclear officials coming to Tehran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official news agency is reporting a delegation from the United Nations nuclear watchdog will visit the country next week for more talks on Tehran’s nuclear program.
The Friday report by IRNA quotes Reza Najafi, Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, in Vienna. He says that the IAEA’s Tero Tapio Varjoranta, the agency’s deputy director-general and head of the department of safeguards, will head the delegation.
Iran has vowed to cooperate with the IAEA as part of talks with world powers aimed at reaching a lasting agreement on its contested nuclear program. Western nations long have suspected Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons, a charge Iran denies.
Iran and world powers have set a deadline in November to reach a final deal after reaching an interim accord last year.