Report: Iran's Atomic Chief to Meet U.S. Energy Secretary

Iranian nuclear agency spokesman tells news agency that the head of the organization will travel to Geneva Saturday with the Iranian vice president for expert-level talks.

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Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi (L) and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano pose together, Nov. 11, 2013.Credit: AP
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Iran's official news agency is reporting that country's vice president is going to meet the U.S. energy secretary in Geneva to discuss the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

IRNA quotes Behrouz Kamalvand, the Iran's Atomic Organization's spokesman as saying the vice president and Iran's nuclear organization chief, Ali Akbar Salehi is going to meet the U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz during expert-level talks between the two countries.

Kamalvand says that Salehi will leave Tehran for Switzerland Saturday morning.

The U.S. and other nations negotiating with Tehran have long suspected Iran's nuclear program is secretly aimed at weapons capability. Tehran insists the program is entirely devoted to peaceful purposes.