IAEA chief hails positive, progressive talks with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukio Amano appreciated the positive and progressive negotiations with Iran, and lauded Tehran for its cooperation.

“The trend of negotiations between Iran and the IAEA has been fully positive and progressive, specially in the past year,” Amano said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Sunday.

He also expressed the hope that the remaining ambiguities would be obviated as soon as possible within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two sides on mutual cooperation.

“The IAEA praises Iran’s readiness for more nuclear transparency and makes effort to use this opportunity to reach a model for valuable cooperation,” Amano said.

Noting that the IAEA is also dissatisfied with the prolonged trend of talks with Iran, he expressed the hope that the problems would be settled through close cooperation within the framework of a logical timetable.

Amano arrived in the Iranian capital on Sunday morning at the head of a high-ranking delegation.

Iran and the IAEA deepened cooperation last November as Iran closed in on an interim nuclear deal with the six powers.

In late July and in its latest report on Iran, the IAEA confirmed Tehran’s commitment to the interim deal it struck with the Group 5+1(the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) in Geneva in late November, 2013.

The IAEA’s report showed that Iran had met the terms of the six-month agreement, under which it limited its atomic activities in exchange for some easing of sanctions.

The discussions between the IAEA and Iran are a separate track of talks from the international negotiations between Iran and six powers on Iran’s future nuclear activities and removal of the western sanctions.

By Fars News Agency


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