International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards Herman M.G. Nackaerts (R)
"In fact, the talks will be held on February 13 rather than February 12," IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said on Monday without further elaboration. No reason was given for the change.
On January 17, Iran and the United Nations nuclear agency wrapped up two days of talks in Tehran and agreed to hold a new round of talks in Tehran on February 12.
Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh and the agency’s deputy director general Herman Nackaerts led the talks, which focused on finding a structured framework for mutual cooperation.
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
Iran argues that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the IAEA, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.