Earlier this week, IAEA spokesman Fredrik Dahl said that Amano could visit Iran to discuss the implementation of a nuclear deal between Tehran and the worldwide negotiators.
The remarks came following a report by The Associated Press quoting unnamed diplomats as saying that during his visit, “Amano plans to push for long-delayed interviews with Iranian scientists linked to alleged experiments as well as to discuss a planned inspection of Parchin [military site]”.
“Technical-expert meetings, technical measures and discussions will be organized in Tehran prior to 15 October 2015 to remove the ambiguities identified by the IAEA”, the agency said in a statement at the time.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Yukiya Amano, the director general of the worldwide Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), during a meeting in Tehran, July 2, 2015. But as Parchin is a military site the agency had to negotiate special arrangements to get in, diplomats said. IAEA inspectors have not visited the Parchin site in a decade.
Under the July 14 agreement aimed at ending a 13-year standoff, Iran will dramatically reduce in scale its nuclear activities in order to make any dash to produce atomic weapons all but impossible.
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog will travel to Iran on Saturday for talks on Tehran´s nuclear programme with senior officials, the IAEA said in a statement. IAEA inspectors will then be able to crosscheck the material with photos and videos of the areas where the samples were collected, also provided by Iran.
Although there is now an agreement regarding transparency related to the site, controversially the IAEA will not be allowed to access the military facility but instead will be provided with samples collected by Iranian scientists.
White House and State Department officials have confirmed the existence of the draft.
As part of the road map, the IAEA is required to finish its investigations about Iran’s nuclear activities and submit a report to the agency’s board by December 15.