Iran atomic chief says had "good" talks with IAEA head

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 22, 2011 1:43 PM
Iran atomic chief says had "good" talks with IAEA head

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear agency chief said on Tuesday he held "very good" and "transparent" talks with the head of the U.N. nuclear agency but did not give any details on what was discussed.

"We don't have a difference of view," Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani said after holding a rare meeting with U.N. nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano in Vienna.

Abbasi-Davani said he had invited Amano and his officials to visit Iran's nuclear installations.

Relations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency have become increasingly strained, with Tehran rebuffing IAEA appeals for information and access to help clarify allegations of military-linked nuclear work.

Western powers suspect Iran is seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, a charge the Islamic state rejects.

(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl and Michael Shields; editing by Sonya Hepinstall)