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IAEA Chief to Visit

IAEA Chief to Visit IAEA Chief to Visit

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog will visit Iran later this month, according to Iran's top nuclear official. Ali Akbar Salehi also said on Tuesday Yukiya Amano of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency has expressed interest in visiting Iran before the end of current year and "we welcomed it", AP reported. This will be Amano's second visit to Tehran in 2016. He visited Iran in January when Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers went into effect. Salehi said Iran and the IAEA have had "very positive" cooperation that will be further "boosted". The agency is tasked with verifying Iran's abidance by the terms of the nuclear agreement. Under the deal, Iran curbed its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.

 

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