MP urges IAEA Board of Governors to opt for interaction with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors should use the current positive atmosphere created after the recent presidential election in Iran and try interaction with the country in its current meeting in Vienna, a senior legislator stressed on Monday.

“Today, given the positive psychological atmosphere created after the presidential election in Iran, the interaction paths are more open than the past and the Board of Governors (meeting in Vienna, Austria, on September 9 to 13) should consider this fact,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Abbas Ali Mansouri Arani said.

“The Board of Governors should make decisions without any political bias and shouldn’t miss the train of interaction with Iran, and make use of the current positive atmosphere and opportunity,” he added.

Last week, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that Iran and the IAEA will resume their talks in Vienna, Austria in late September.

“Iran and the IAEA have agreed to hold their new round of talks in Vienna on September 27,” Salehi said.

The AEOI chief expressed hope that the upcoming talks would bear tangible results.

Iran and the IAEA last met in Vienna on May 15. The meeting, which was the 10th of its kind, was presided by former Iranian envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog agency Ali Asqar Soltaniyeh and IAEA deputy Director-General Herman Nackaerts.

The new Iranian government appointed Reza Najafi as its new envoy to the IAEA.

Iran’s nuclear case is being studied in the IAEA Board of Governors’ meeting today.

The head of the UN atomic agency reached out Monday to Iran’s new government, and underlined the IAEA’s readiness to cooperate with Iran to settle the remaining issues.

The International Atomic Energy Agency “remains committed to working constructively with Iran, under the country’s new government, to resolve outstanding issues by diplomatic means,” Yukiya Amano told a meeting of the IAEA’s board of governors.

By Fars News Agency


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