IAEA Inspectors Arrive in Tehran for Nuclear Talks, PressTV Says
International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors arrived in Tehran earlier today for a three-day trip aimed at talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
29 january, 2012
“We are looking forward to the start of a dialogue, a dialogue that is overdue since very long,” said chief inspector Herman Nackaerts, who’s heading the six-member IAEA team, was quoted as saying by state-run Press TV news channel on its website today. Nackaerts spoke to reporters as he was about to depart to Tehran from Vienna, where the United Nations nuclear watchdog is based, according to the report.
Iran has been at loggerheads with western countries over its atomic program which they accuse of being a cover for developing nuclear weapons. The Persian Gulf rejects the charge and says the work is needed to generate electricity. European Union foreign ministers agreed on Jan. 23 to ban Iranian oil imports from July and to freeze the central bank’s assets, the latest measures in a series of existing UN, U.S. and EU sanctions.
Iran’s IAEA ambassador, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said Jan. 27 that the country will seek to “thwart plots by enemies who are leveling unfounded allegations” and show the transparency of Iran’s nuclear program, Press TV reported today