U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Chief to Visit Tehran

LONDON (Reuters) -
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano addresses the media at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria, January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano addresses the media at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria, Jan. 16. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano will travel to Tehran on Sunday to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) said on Saturday.

“The discussions will focus on the IAEA’s role in verifying and monitoring Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” the Vienna-based IAEA said in a statement, referring to a July deal between Iran and major powers by its official name.