By Iran Review
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Iran’s foreign minister says the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will travel to Tehran to discuss the cooperation between the UN nuclear agency and the Islamic Republic.
Ali Akbar Salehi said that Yukiya Amano’s visit to Tehran will be at the invitations extended to the IAEA chief earlier by the minister himself as well as one by Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi.
Salehi highlighted that the IAEA director general will hold talks with him, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, and Abbasi.
Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh had confirmed that Amano will pay a visit to Iran on Sunday.
He said the IAEA director general is visiting Tehran for talks with Iranian officials on “issues of mutual interest and a closer cooperation” between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog.
Iran’s Foreign Minister has also called on the West to adopt a constructive approach toward the negotiations.
The Iranian team will enter the talks with good will and strong resolve, Salehi said.