Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said on Saturday that talks with Iran are ongoing on two important issues and he has "great expectations". In his speech, he touched upon Iran's nuclear programs.
"In other parts of the world, there is a great expectation about our joint work in order to move forward in the issues that Iran and the agency are working on to clarify and to bring credible assurances about the nuclear program in Iran. That is one set of issues and we can discuss that."
He pointed out that another important issue is scientific cooperation studies.
“A second set of issues which is very important has to do with the scientific technical cooperation we are having and we will continue to have with Iran.”
Grossi said the talks were taking place in an "atmosphere of work, honesty and cooperation".
His visit comes amide contacts with Tehran on the origin of the uranium particles enriched to up to 83.7% purity, very close to the 90% threshold for weaponisation, at its underground Fordow enrichment plant, according to a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog seen by Reuters.
Eslami said on Wednesday (March 1) that the Islamic Republic was enriching uranium up to 60% fissile purity.