IAEA chief to hold talks in Iran
The UN nuclear watchdog chief Muhammad ElBaradei will visit Iran on January 11-12, said the International Atomic Energy Agency's spokeswoman Melissa Fleming on Monday. Fleming said in a statement, cited by IRNA, that the visit will be on Tehran's invitation.
The statement said that during his stay in Iran, ElBaradei will meet a number of Iranian senior officials. It said the IAEA Chief hopes the meeting would pave the way to develop means for enforcement of the Safeguards in Iran and settlement of remaining issues. It added that the meeting is also hoped to enable the IAEA to secure confidence over the past and present record of Iran's nuclear activities.