IAEA chief arrives in Iran to discuss inspection procedures

Published January 18th, 2016 - 01:00 GMT

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Tehran Monday, to discuss further inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities under the recently implemented deal.

A vast array of Western sanctions targeting Iran were lifted on Saturday after the IAEA confirmed that Iran had kept to its side of last year's landmark agreement with six major powers by significantly scaling down its nuclear programme.

IAEA head Yukiya Amano was to meet with President Hassan Rowhani and Iran's nuclear head Ali Akbar Salehi, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.

"We still have business to attend to with Amano, even after the deal," Rowhani was quoted as saying in another ISNA report Sunday.

The two sides would have to work closely together regarding the further inspections agreed, he said, adding that he hoped to build improved trust in the relationship.

By Farshid Motahari and Niels C Sorrells

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