An IAEA delegation headed by the agency’s deputy director Herman Nackaerts will visit Tehran on Wednesday, the Iranian foreign ministry announced today. (IRIB, 14 January)
Last week, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said he was not optimistic that talks with Iran would result on getting access to Parchin military complex near Tehran. The IAEA wants its visiting inspectors to enter the site to determine if Iran was conducting research on building components of a nuclear weapon at Parchin. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, announcing the visit by IAEA delegation on state Television, did not say if IAEA inspectors were to be allowed to visit Parchin.