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Official: UN nuclear chief will visit Iran soon to discuss international inspections

  • FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano from Japan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Vienna, Austria. Iranian state TV quoted Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi in comments broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, as saying Amano, will visit the country soon for further talks on the inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran and world powers reached a historic nuclear deal in July that curbs Tehran's disputed nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

    FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano from Japan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Vienna, Austria. Iranian state TV quoted Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi in comments broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, as saying Amano, will visit the country soon for further talks on the inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran and world powers reached a historic nuclear deal in July that curbs Tehran's disputed nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 2, 2015 file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano, as they pose for photos at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran.  Iranian state TV quoted Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi in comments broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, as saying Amano, will visit the country soon for further talks on the inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran and world powers reached a historic nuclear deal in July that curbs Tehran's disputed nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

    FILE - In this July 2, 2015 file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano, as they pose for photos at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran. Iranian state TV quoted Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi in comments broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, as saying Amano, will visit the country soon for further talks on the inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran and world powers reached a historic nuclear deal in July that curbs Tehran's disputed nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)  (The Associated Press)

Iranian state TV is quoting Iran's nuclear chief as saying the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency will visit the country soon for further talks on the inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities.

In comments broadcast Tuesday morning, Ali Akbar Salehi tells state TV in Vienna that Yukiya Amano will travel to Iran "within the next 3-4 days."

Salehi also said a 12-member team of inspectors from the international atomic energy agency, or IAEA, are scheduled to arrive in Tehran on Tuesday.

Iran and world powers reached a historic nuclear deal in July that curbs Tehran's disputed nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions.