Deal Reached with Iran To Inspect Atomic Work
May 23, 2012 • 8:35AM

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, announced his having reached an agreement with Iran on inspection of its nuclear energy program. The announcement was made upon his return to Vienna after an official trip to Tehran. He said that he hoped the agreement would "be signed quite soon."

"[A] decision was made to conclude and sign the agreement...I can say it will be signed quite soon," Amano told reporters at Vienna airport according to Reuters. He said "some differences" remained but that Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili had told him these would not pose an obstacle to an agreement. "We understand each other's position better," Amano said about his talks with Jalili and other Iranian officials.