Iran agrees to talks with world energy agency in nuclear dispute Mar 05, 2021 0 446 12345 dpa Vienna/Berlin/Tehran Following months of standstill in the dispute over its nuclear programme, Iran on Thursday agreed to talks between technical experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its representatives at the beginning of April.“I’m clearly aiming at having a far more clear understanding of these issues by the summer, or before,” IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said, referring to the monitoring of uranium particles.In light of this development, Germany, France and Britain shelved a resolution critical of Iran intended to be brought before the IAEA’s board of governors.Iran now had to demonstrate that it was “serious” about reinstating the 2015 Vienna nuclear deal, and to enter into dialogue with the United States, the Foreign Office in Berlin said.Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh welcomed the decision: “Today’s step did not only enable continuation of the Iran-IAEA agreement but could also pave the way for the full and correct implementation of the JCPOA,” he said, referring to the formal name for the deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.In his recent report on Iran, Grossi had showed strong concern about Iran’s refusal to provide information on the source of uranium particles.The country had now agreed to a “focused and systematic” information process, he told journalists on Thursday, adding he hoped that the talks would move forward despite current Iranian restrictions on IAEA inspectors.Germany, France and Britain as well as Russia and China have been trying to save the 2015 Vienna nuclear deal, which was supposed to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon. In return, sanctions on Tehran were to be lifted.The US unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal under former president Donald Trump, dealing it a near-fatal blow. But there have been signs that it could be revived under the new administration of Joe Biden. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Hoax bomb threat triggers panic at India’s Taj Mahal Mar 05, 2021 0 2060 Myanmar forces continue violent crackdown as protesters mourn Mar 05, 2021 0 474 Supermarket Aldi apologises for ‘Taste of India’ sticker on beef Mar 05, 2021 0 81 Pak PM to seek fresh confidence vote after ballot defeat dpa Islamabad Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a fresh vote of confidence from the country’s parliament, a close aide said on Wednesday, after his party lost a crucial vote by MPs. “We have decided that Prime .. Turkey prevents monitoring of UN Libya arms embargo Brussels: Turkey has again blocked the EU’s monitoring of the United Nations weapons embargo against Libya. In February, Turkey’s foreign ministry in Ankara vetoed the search of two merchant ships suspected of being .. Nepal signs peace deal with outlawed Maoist splinter group Kathmandu: The Nepalese government on Thursday signed a peace agreement with an outlawed Maoist splinter group after it agreed to renounce violence. The three-point agreement between the government and the .. 16 Myanmar nationals including police constables cross into India, seeking refuge New DELHI: At least 16 Myanmar nationals, some of them police, have crossed into India seeking refuge after the junta overthrew the government of Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup. Some families and reportedly three police .. Yemen’s Houthi rebels say missile hits Saudi oil facility Sana’a: Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthi rebels said on Thursday that one of their missiles had struck a Saudi oil facility in the coastal city of Jeddah. Houthi military spokesman Yehia Serae said they had targeted the Saudi ..