Eslami made the comment in response to a question by about a possible visit to Iran by Rafael Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

On November 16, the IAEA chief said on Twitter that he hopes a “planned technical meeting with Iran” due later this month takes place.

According to Reuters, Grossi made that comment in response to reports that Iran’s nuclear chief had said the meeting was not on the agenda.

The two sides are engaged in talks to resolve an impasse over uranium traces found at what the IAEA calls undeclared sites.

Iran has time and again said that its nuclear program is meant for peaceful purposes, with all of its activities being under strict inspections by the IAEA.


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