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IAEA Head To Meet w/Iranian FM On 22 Nov: Fars


Iran's IRGC-linked Fars News agency is reporting that IAEA Dir-Gen Rafael Grossi will visit Tehran on 22 November for talks with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organistation Mohammad Eslami.

  • This will be the first meeting between Grossi and Amir-Abdollahian since the latter came into office under President Ebrahim Raisi. Could be first step towards resuming Vienna talks on Iran coming back into compliance w/the nuclear deal.
  • At the COP26 summit, speaking to CNN Grossi stated that nuclear surveillance in Iran has "been weakened, it's a fact."[...] he says it is "becoming increasingly difficult" for the IAEA to operate as nuclear watchdog in Iran: "We need the access," he says.

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