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Iran-IAEA technical talks start

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA
Technical talks between Iranian officials and members of a visiting delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) started Monday.

An IAEA team headed by Director for Safeguards Operations Herman Nackartes arrived in Tehran Sunday.

The talks are focused on the source of contamination at a Tehran technical university, the third subject to be examined in the continuing discussions.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has in recent months had several rounds of talks with the IAEA officials focusing on outstanding questions over its nuclear program.

The two sides have already held discussions about Iran's past experiments with plutonium and its use of P1 and P2 centrifuges. The source of contamination represents the latest chapter to be opened.

The agency sent written questions to Iran on the contamination issue on September 15 about the origin of the contamination in a technical university, the nature of the equipment used and the names of the equipment involved.

According to a nuclear official, Iran-IAEA talks are being held within the framework of an agreement signed on August 21 by officials from Iran and the IAEA.


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