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Iran nuclear deal being implemented as planned: IAEA chief

OSLO (Reuters) - Iran is implementing last year's interim nuclear deal with six world powers as planned, U.N. atomic energy chief Yukiya Amano said on Wednesday, almost three months after the accord took effect. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a pivotal role in checking that Iran is complying with the terms of the November 24 agreement, under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions easing.

U.N. nuclear watchdog says will visit Iran uranium mine soon

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear inspectors will visit Iran's Gchine uranium mine in coming days, their chief said on Friday, under a cooperation agreement signed late last year to help allay international concern about Tehran's nuclear program. Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), did not give further details about the planned visit in response to a question at a news conference. (Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; editing by Andrew Roche)

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IAEA head to visit Iran on Monday

The head of the UN atomic watchdog, Yukiya Amano, has accepted an Iranian invitation to hold talks in Tehran on Monday, diplomatic sources told AFP on Friday. "He will go," one Western envoy said. The International Atomic Energy Agency declined to comment officially on the visit, which would be his first to Iran since May 2012. stu/ric

U.N. nuclear chief considering Iran's invitation to visit: IAEA

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has invited U.N. nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano to visit and the invitation is being considered, the agency said on Tuesday. The statement by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) came after Iranian media earlier on Tuesday said Amano was expected to visit Tehran on November 11. (Reporting by Fredrik Dahl Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.)

Iran negotiator says U.N. nuclear talks very useful

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran's deputy foreign minister said he held "very useful" talks with the head of the U.N. nuclear agency on Monday in a meeting designed to break a deadlock over Iran's disputed atomic program. "We had a very useful meeting with Mr. Amano," Abbas Araqchi said as he emerged from the meeting of more than an hour with Yukiya Amano, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

More talks needed on S. Korea joining seawater monitoring: Amano

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Wednesday that talks are to be continued on whether South Korea will jointly monitor seawater contamination with the agency and Japan following reported leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. "We shared the view that further talks are to be held," Amano told reporters after talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se.

Iran may have cleared key base of nuclear evidence

Extensive construction activities at Iran's Parchin military base may have removed all evidence of alleged nuclear weapons research, the head of the UN atomic agency said Monday. "As our verification capacity has been negatively impacted by extensive activities (at Parchin), it may no longer be possible to find anything even if we are given access," Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency told reporters in Vienna. stu/mfp

U.N. nuclear chief Amano has no rivals for new term

VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear chief Yukiya Amano, a key figure in international diplomacy on Iran's disputed nuclear work, is set to win another four-year term as he faces no rivals for the post. A letter from the chairman of the 35-nation governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to member states of the U.N. agency, dated Jan. 7, said no other candidates had come forward by a Dec. 31 deadline.
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