facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

IAEA talks in Tehran enter second day

Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM   |   Comments

VIENNA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that talks with Iranian authorities in Tehran entered their second day.

A delegation from the IAEA arrived Wednesday in Tehran for nuclear negotiations. Talks last month were described as friendly, though inspectors were denied access to the controversial Parchin military complex outside of Tehran.

Gil Tudor, a spokeswoman for the IAEA, confirmed to Bloomberg News without elaborating that inspectors there had continued their visit into a second day.

Iran's state-funded broadcaster Press TV reported that IAEA Deputy Director General Herman Nackaerts had hoped to gain access to Parchin.

The Iranian government had rejected claims that it was hiding evidence of a controversial nuclear program at the facility. Press TV reports that Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi stated that any controversial nuclear work was nearly impossible to clean up.

Robert Kelley, a former IAEA inspector for Iraq, told Bloomberg early this week that he was concerned inspectors were relying on the analysis of only a few foreign governments with regards to Parchin.

Multilateral nuclear talks are expected to get under way later this month in Turkey.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback