Summary:International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced that it will meet Iranian officials to discuss what they refer to as the remaining ‘outstanding issues’.
In a statement Tuesday, the IAEA announced that the meeting will be held in Vienna on August 24 for ‘further discussions on a structured approach to resolve outstanding issues’ concerning Iran’s nuclear energy program, AFP reported.
IAEA’s delegation will be led by chief inspector, Herman Nackaerts and Assistant Director General for Political Affairs Rafael Grossi, the statement added.
Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh said earlier that Iran has sent an official letter to the agency, in which it expressed its readiness to resume negotiations with the aim of agreeing on a modality to resolve issues and respond to questions based on mutually agreed standards and regulations.
Soltanieh Confirms Talks
Soltanieh confirmed reports about the Friday meeting between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog agency in Vienna on Friday.
“The new round of talks between Iran and the IAEA will be held at Iran’s (IAEA) representative office in Vienna,” Soltanieh told Fars News Agency on Wednesday.
He reaffirmed that the new round of talks will be held on Friday.
Iran and the IAEA held the latest round of talks in Vienna, Austria, in June.
Soltanieh and Nackaerts, the agency’s deputy director general and head of the Department of Safeguards attended the talks.