Ali Akbar Salehi

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IAEA to monitor two Iranian nuclear facilities

Iran has given permission to experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to monitor the heavy water reactor in Arak and the uranium mine "Gechin."The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, said that granting permission to the IAEA experts to monitor the facilities was motivated by their desire to demonstrate the country's willingness to negotiate, Trend reports with reference to the Iranian news agency ISNA.

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Iran and IAEA adopt road map

Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA, and Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, signed a road map in Tehran today, ITAR-TASS reports.The document lists bilateral steps towards solving the dispute over Iran's nuclear program.

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Iran to build new nuclear power plants

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said that new nuclear power plants will be built and jobs created for 1500 specialists, Trend reports.Energy Minister Khamid Chitchan said in September 2013 that Iran was planning to build a new nuclear power plant with an output of 360MW.

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Iran to launch uranium hydroxide

Iran is planning to launch its own production of uranium hydroxide, the head of the country's Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, says. According to him, the Islamic Republic has already achieved a lot in the sphere of nuclear energy. 

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Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, met Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA, at the 57th session of the agency, IRIB reports.Salehi noted that the sides will meet in Vienna on September 27.The IAEA session opened in Vienna on Monday. 155 states will discuss nuclear energy. Special attention will be paid to problems of North Korea and formation of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.

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Uranium reduction in Iran has no political motivation

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Iranian Organization for Atomic Energy, said that reduction of uranium enriched to 20% had no political motivation, Trend reports.The IAEA said that Iran had almost stopped enriching uranium to 20%. It has stockpiled 240-250kg of uranium enriched to 20%. Earlier reports predicted that it will have enough uranium for nuclear weapons in mid-2014.

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Iran believes the recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is unfair and politically motivated, the head of Islamic Republic's Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, says.

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Iran's ambassador to IAEA Soltanieh leaves his post

Iran's envoy to the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), Ali Asghar Soltanieh, has announced his resignation today, Trend reports with reference to Fars News."My mission is finished... and I return to Iran with satisfaction," said Soltanieh, who has held the post since 2005.On August 15, the new President of Iran Hassan Rouhani named Ali Akbar Salehi as the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation.

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The Jerusalem Post published an article devoted to the Iranian nuclear programme and the Islamic Republic's talks with the 5+1 groups. "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed outgoing Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi to head the Atomic Energy Organization on Friday, state media said, replacing a hardliner with a so-called pragmatist to take charge of Tehran's nuclear program," the article reads.

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Iranian foreign minister becomes nuclear chief

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi as the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Trend reports.Salehi was the Iranian representative to the IAEA in 1997-2005, Vice President of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization in 2009-2010 and became the Foreign Minister during presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on January 30, 2011.

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi that the UK wanted to activate bilateral talks with Iran before the next UN session in New York, Trend reports.The UK recognized elections of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.Iran reduced the level of diplomatic relations with the UK in November 2011 as a response for its sanctions. Six diplomats were detained at the British Embassy in Tehran.

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Iran to start flights to US

 Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that Iran will start making regular flights to the US, Iran News reports.Iran and the US broke diplomatic relations in April 1980 after a group of Iranian students had taken 52 diplomats hostages at the US Embassy in Tehran on November 1979. 

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Iran forms negotiating group for P5+1

The new president of Iran, Hassan Rohani, has formed a group for negotiations with the P5+1, the foreign minister of the IRI Ali Akbar Salehi said.“The date and the place for the next round of talks on the Iranian nuclear program will be determined after the inauguration of Rohani,” Salehi stated and added that “the government is handing over power, and it will take a couple of weeks.”Earlier, Hassan Rohani stated the readiness of Tehran to show openness on the nuclear program.

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The 11th presidential polls in Iran started at 8.00 am. 66,000 polling stations have opened for 50.5 million voters to choose between Saeed Jalili, Mohsen Rezaee, Hassan Rouhani, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Mohammad Gharazi and Ali Akbar Velayati.

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