Yukiya Amano

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, announced on Monday, September 17, that his agency will press forward for more talks with Iran aimed at clearing concerns around Iran’s nuclear program.

The UN nuclear watchdog chief stressed that his agency was committed to holding further talks with the Islamic Republic.
Iran last held talks with the IAEA in August, but Amano mentioned no specific dates for future talks.

Fereydoon Abbasi Davani, the head of Iran’s atomic agency, is scheduled to address a meeting today, Monday, at the annual gathering of representatives of IAEA member states. He is also set to meet with Amano in person.

IAEA has expressed concerns over Iran’s failure to allow inspection of Parchin Military Base, which it claims might be the site of nuclear tests.

Iran has called for concrete evidence of the allegations, insisting that Parchin is not a nuclear site and, as a military base, it has strict security measures that do not allow visits without a defined protocol.