Herman Nackaerts

The three-day meeting in Tehran between Iranian authorities and the delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency wrapped up on Tuesday evening.

An unidentified “informed” source told IRNA that the talks were “positive and constructive.”

The delegation, which was headed by IAEA Deputy Director General Herman Nackaerts and Assistant Director General for Policy Rafael Grossi, described the trip as positive, announcing today that delegates will return to Iran in the near future.

Nackaerts told reporters on his return to Vienna that Iranian officials have stressed their commitment to clearing up all international concerns regarding their nuclear program.

Nackaerts added that both sides spoke extensively about their priorities, and all are committed to resolving all outstanding issues around Iran’s nuclear activities.

He added that there is much to be done.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi also announced that the meetings were positive, adding that although the delegation did not visit any nuclear facilities during the three-day visit, Iran was prepared to arrange such a visit.

Despite Western concerns about possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program, Iran insists its entire program is geared solely toward generating electricity and producing radioisotopes for cancer treatment.

While the U.S. has demanded that Iran stop its uranium enrichment activities, Iran argues that as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, Iran has the right to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

The IAEA’s latest report indicated a possibility that Iran’s nuclear program could have a military component. Iran denied the allegations and said it is prepared to have IAEA inspectors further scrutinize its facilities.