UN Atomic Officials Head to Iran as Talks Continue

The UN atomic watchdog said Sunday that “senior officials” were flying to Tehran, the AFP news agency reported.


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gave no further details, but on Thursday its chief Yukiya Amano held talks in Tehran on jump-starting a stalled nuclear weapons probe.


The investigation is a sticking point in ongoing talks between Iran and major powers in Vienna ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to nail down a deal curbing Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.


Iran and the IAEA agreed in November of 2013 on a new attempt to probe the accusations. The United States and its allies also included the investigation into a to-do list for talks with Iran meant to curb its nuclear programs in exchange for sanctions relief.


The IAEA is focused on 12 alleged activities that point to Iranian attempts to make such weapons, including suspicions that Tehran worked on the development on a nuclear payload for missiles.


The agency relaunched its probe two years ago by asking for information on less sensitive work related to nuclear arms allegedly carried out by Iran, with hopes of moving to larger issues later.


Read More: UN Atomic Officials Head to Iran as Talks Continue – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva