The U.N. nuclear agency chief will fly to Tehran over the weekend to sign a deal meant to allow his organization to resume a long- stalled search for evidence that Iran worked on developing nuclear arms, the agency and diplomats said Friday.
The trip Sunday by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano comes just four days ahead of a key meeting between six world powers and Iran where the six hope to wrest concessions from Tehran meant to reduce concerns that it wants such arms.
An IAEA statement announcing the Sunday trip said only that Amano would “discuss issues of mutual interest with high Iranian officials” during his one-day visit, which will include a meeting with Saeed Jalili. Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator will also represent his country at the meeting Wednesday in Baghdad with the six world powers.
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