Deputy director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Olli Heinonen will arrive in Tehran Monday evening for a new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program, the official IRNA news agency reported.
The next round of Iran-IAEA talks will "begin in Tehran on Tuesday and last for two or three days," Iran's Ambassador to IAEAAli Asghar Soltanieh was quoted as saying.
The IAEA deputy director-general will discuss with Iranian officials issues related to P1 and P2 centrifuges, which are used for uranium enrichment, Soltanieh said.
Compared with P1, P2 centrifuges are more advanced and could produce more uranium, which can be used as nuclear fuel or key material for atomic weapons at the same time.
The new Iran-IAEA talks are being held based on an agreement reached by the two sides in August which called for removing all outstanding issues on Iran's nuclear program upon a specified timetable.
The UN Security Council has adopted two resolutions — one in December 2006 and the other in March this year — to force Iran to suspend uranium enrichment activities and to give up its nuclear program.
The United States and other Western nations have constantly accused Tehran of developing a nuclear weapon program under the guise of a civilian-use program, which was repeatedly denied by Iran.
Iran has insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and voiced hope for talks to defuse the nuclear standoff.