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Iran, IAEA to hold 3rd round of talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA
Representatives of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold the third round of talks in Tehran on Monday.

The talks aimed to draw up a benchmark to resolve the dispute on Iranian nuclear program in a specified time.

Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) for International Affairs Javad Vaeedi will co-chair the Iranian delegation and IAEA Deputy Director General and head of Safeguards Department Olli Heinonen will co-chair the IAEA delegation in the third round of talks.

The talks will last two days and the two sides are expected to declare their points of views in a press conference.

A five-member delegation of technical, legal and political experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), led by its Safeguard chief Olli Heinonen, held the first round of talks with senior Iranian nuclear officials on July 13.

The IAEA director for safeguards operations, Herman Nackartes, its legal advisor, Johan Rautenbach, and director in charge of the agency's external relations and policy coordination, Vilmos Cxerveny, were other members of the IAEA team in Tehran on July 13.

The second round of Iran-IAEA talks was held in Vienna where the two sides agreed on inspection of Arak Heavy Water Reactor Plant.

IAEA specialists inspected the 40 megawatts Nuclear Research Reactor in Arak facility.

Arak project is to substitute Tehran Research Reactor to provide isotopes for more than 200 hospitals in the country.


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