Iran, G5+1 to Hold Experts Meeting in Vienna This Week

13921212000376_PhotoI Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) are scheduled to hold an expert-level meeting on the sidelines of the upcoming IAEA Board of Governors session in Vienna on Wednesday.
The meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will be held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna on March 3-7.

The expert-level meeting of Iran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, France, China, Britain and Germany) is also slated for March 5-7 in the Austrian capital.

Experts of the seven nations are slated to discuss Iran’s uranium enrichment, removal of sanctions and technical nuclear cooperation in their meeting.

IAEA Director General Yukio Amano in his recent report on Iran announced that Tehran is complying with its obligations under the deal it struck with the six world powers last November.

In his new report released on Thursday, Amano said 20-percent uranium enrichment “is no longer taking place” by Iran as agreed in an agreement with the six world powers.

According to a deal which took effect on January 20, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period.

Iran and the world power also agreed that no nuclear-related sanctions will be imposed on Iran during the same period.

The report also confirmed that no additional uranium enrichment centrifuges have been installed at Iran’s Natanz and Fordo nuclear facilities.

Iran has also provided the IAEA with an updated Design Information Questionnaire (DIQ) for the facility in Arak.

“The measures implemented by Iran and the further commitments it has undertaken represent a positive step forward,” the IAEA report said.

The IAEA report was released as Iran and the six powers concluded talks in Vienna and agreed to meet again on March 17.

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