Nuclear: Iran invited the International Atomic Energy Agency to meet with its chief of diplomats

Tehran | On Monday, Tehran said it had invited the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency to meet its foreign minister after the head of the United Nations expressed concern about a lack of contact with Iranian leaders as important deadlines approached.

Iranian diplomatic spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters that the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, “has been invited, and a date has been proposed for his trip (…) we are waiting for his response.” Meetings with the Iranian Foreign Minister and the President of the Iranian Corn Company. Energy organization was scheduled.

On Friday, Mr Grossi said he was “stunned” that he had not yet met with top Iranian leaders, two months after a negotiated deal with Tehran over the maintenance of monitoring equipment for Iran’s nuclear programme.

Having concluded this arrangement, Mr Grossi was scheduled to return quickly to discuss with the investing government in August. He suggested being able to meet with “the president or the foreign minister.” “The decision is up to them (the Iranians),” he added.

Grossi’s comments and the Iranian call come as talks, which have been suspended since the election of hardline conservative President Ibrahim al-Raisi in June, are set to resume in Vienna on November 29 to save the international Iran nuclear deal. In 2015.

Negotiations between Tehran and the other parties (Germany, China, France, the United Kingdom and Russia) to relaunch this historic agreement, which are supposed to significantly limit Iran’s nuclear program in return for the relief of economic sanctions, have stalled.

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The United States, which unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and reimposed sanctions, will be indirectly involved in these discussions.

On Monday, Mr. Khatibzadeh reiterated Iran’s position on the United States’ irreversible return to the agreement. “We have heard the intentions of the United States and its demands for them to join (the Vienna talks), but what is important for us is to make sure that sanctions are lifted after the necessary inspections and guarantees,” the spokesman said.

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