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IAEA chief arrives in Tehran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 6, IRNA -- The head of the United Nation`s nuclear 
watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei
arrived in Tehran early Tuesday morning to talk to some Iranian 
officials. 
Elbaradei is scheduled to confer with Iran`s President Seyed 
Mohammad Khatami and the Secretary of National Security Council Hassan
Rohani in Tehran on remaining issues to be clarified on Iran`s nuclear
activities. 
This is the third visit of the IAEA chief since the UN nuclear 
watchdog started its new round of surveys on Iran`s nuclear activities
in February 2003. 
Elbaradei`s last visit to Tehran was on October 16, 2003, during 
which he met and discussed issues related to Iran`s nuclear 
activities with President Khatami and Hojjatoleslam Rohani. 
Two IAEA officials, as well as the British Reuters, the French 
AFP, and the US AP reporters accompany Elbaradei in his day-long 
visit. 
Elbaradei is scheduled to depart Tehran for Vienna at Wednesday 
noon. 
The UN nuclear chief said on Monday on his way to Iran "We need 
to satisfy ourselves there are no undeclared nuclear activities in 
Iran." 
Iran has declared that its resumption of work on a key part of the
nuclear fuel cycle was not a violation of its commitment to suspend 
uranium enrichment activities. 
In a deal with the IAEA brokered last year by the European Union`s
big three -- Britain, France and Germany -- Tehran agreed to suspend 
uranium enrichment and related activities while UN inspectors delved 
into its program. 
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