IAEA Allowed to Inspect Iran's Heavy Water Reactor

IAEA Allowed to Inspect Iran's Heavy Water Reactor

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran issued the necessary permission for the UN nuclear watchdog's inspection of the country's Arak heavy water nuclear reactor.

The issue was announced by Head of Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday.

“The permission was issued after the approval of the country’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)," Salehi said, adding that the decision is aimed at demonstrating Iran’s good will.

Based on the Non-Proliferation Treaty safeguard agreements, Iran was not obliged to allow the visit.

Also, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors are allowed to inspect Iran’s Gachin mining facilities near the country’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas.

The development came after IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano arrived in Tehran early Monday to hold talks with Iranian officials on a new framework for cooperation.

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