Monday, May 21, 2012

Amano in Tehran

IAEA Director Yukiya Amano arrived in Tehran today accompanied by Herman Nackaerts, the IAEA deputy director general for safeguards, and Rafael Mariano Grossi, the agency’s assistant director general for policy, and was welcomed at Tehran’s airport by Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh. Mr. Amano has already held talks with the Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili. He is also scheduled to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi before departing for Geneva.

No details of Amano’s talks with Iranian officials were available at this time, but analysts believe that Mr. Amano would not have made the previously unscheduled visit to Tehran if he did not believe that a framework agreement on IAEA expanded powers to inspect the country’s nuclear and relevant military sites could be achieved during his stay in the country. 

On Wednesday, the six major powers and Iran would resume their talks in Baghdad. For the West, the stated goal of the meeting is to start a verifiable process to halt any work on nuclear weapons in Iran. Today’s expected agreement between IAEA and Iran on free access of the agency’s inspectors to suspected military sites, namely Parchin, would go a long way to seal a deal in Baghdad.

Photo Credit: IAEA Director Yukiya Amano (center) meets Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (r) with Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh present. Tehran. 21 May 2012. IRNA 


mat said...

What's the Zionist/U.S./U.N.-controlled cowardly lackey puppet doing in Iran? Spying of course.

Anonymous said...

@ Mat

I think he is there begging.

Anonymous said...

No,this proves that sanctions is working and the regime in Tehran is willing to talk.
All the rest of the speculation written by cretins is tantamount to bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Iran was always ready to talk, it even had a moratorium for almost 3 years during the Khatami era.

But as we all experienced, the west was constantly blackmailed by Israel to torpedo talks.

Now the world is not ready to pay the price for Israel anymore.

...and they need Iran to save their face.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember Ghadafi after he made deal with the west?

This regime is being prepared for a major shafting!

Anonymous said...

11:10 AM

I am sure you must know what you are talking about when you adapt such issues with "Shafting"