Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “IAEA and Iran reach agreement to avert nuclear deal crisis” – below is their description.
Iran is stepping up cooperation with the world’s nuclear watchdog, having imposed restrictions on inspectors since February.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be allowed to install new memory cards at key atomic sites and be able to continue filming.
The announcement comes after what has been described as “constructive” talks with the agency’s head.
Rafael Grossi, director general of the IAEA, landed in Tehran late on Saturday and met Mohammad Eslami, the newly appointed head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, on Sunday morning.
Mark Fitzpatrick is a former deputy assistant secretary of state and an associate fellow with the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He joins us by Skype from Washington, DC, to discuss the latest updates.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957.
Iran, also called Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. Its central location in Eurasia and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it significant geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital and largest city.
Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.