UN atomic watchdog chief set to visit Iran on Tuesday

Rafael Grossi, head of the United Nation’s atomic watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is expected to visit Iran’s capital Tehran on Tuesday of next week, the organization confirmed Thursday.

A representative for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Behrouz Kamalvandi, informed Iran’s state media that Grossi will meet with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and the country’s nuclear program chief Mohammad Eslami.

While the IAEA did not give the specific names of those meeting with Grossi, the organization said “We can confirm that Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi will meet with high-level Iranian government officials in Tehran on Tuesday, 23 November.”

On Wednesday, the watchdog published two new reports to organization member states describing a variety of issues between the IAEA and Iran.

The review detailed that during their visits to nuclear sites, inspectors were subjected to “excessively invasive searches, which resulted in them feeling intimidated.”

Tehran also neglected to explain the presence of uranium particles at old undeclared nuclear sites, and continues to limit the access of IAEA inspectors at it’s Karaj facility.

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