By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
After years of stonewalling, a senior Iranian envoy is due in Vienna for talks that could provide answers on past nuclear activities to the UN nuclear monitoring agency investigating its atomic program, diplomats said Sunday.
The diplomats, who demanded anonymity because their information was confidential, said Iranian negotiator Javad Vaedi was set to meet with Olli Heinonen, a senior official of the International Atomic Energy Agency, as early as Monday.
That meeting was scheduled to be held after Vaedi meets in the Austrian capital with senior European Union negotiator Robert Cooper in a follow-up to May 31 talks in Madrid between EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Ali Larijani, Iran's top nuclear negotiator.
Those discussions ended with Teheran offering to divulge information long sought by IAEA experts in their efforts to establish whether the Islamic republic was secretly trying to make nuclear weapons.
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