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Makeup of IAEA team to Tehran finalized: Iranian envoy

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 9, IRNA
Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh said here Monday that the makeup of the IAEA team to visit Tehran on July 11 has been finalized.

Talking to IRNA, he stressed that the IAEA team enjoys a technical, legal and political nature.

The team led by the IAEA safeguards chief Olli Heinonen is to visit Iran on Wednesday for discussions on how to resolve Tehran's disputed nuclear activities.

He further announced that the agency director for safeguards operations Herman Nackartes, the IAEA legal advisor Johan Rautenbach and director in charge of the agency's external relations and policy coordination Vilmos Cxerveny will be other members of the the IAEA team.

The IAEA delegation is to discuss with Iranian negotiators drawing up of a modality and framework to settle remaining issues on Iran's peaceful nuclear case, Soltaniyeh added.

He reiterated the delegation is not to make any inspection (to Iran's nuclear installations) and will only hold talks with the Iranian officials.

The IAEA delegation will probably meet with Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani on issues related to Iran's peaceful nuclear program, he said.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said here Sunday the July 11 visit by the IAEA team to Iran is currently the most important issue on the table of the nuclear talks.

He told reporters that Tehran and the IAEA are expected to cooperate on drawing up a modality and a framework on how to settle the remaining issues with the agency within two months.

He added that the negotiations between Tehran and the IAEA will be within frameworks of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).


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