IAEA, Iran agree on schedule for inspections

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreed in Vienna on Tuesday on a further timetable to solve outstanding issues concerning Iran's nuclear programme.

IAEA, Iran agree on schedule for inspections
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreed in Vienna on Tuesday on a further timetable to solve outstanding issues concerning Iran's nuclear programme.

Javad Vaeidi, deputy head of Iran's National Security Council, and IAEA Deputy Director General Olli Heinonen met for a second round of talks after a previous meeting in Tehran on July 13, clarifying issues relating to the scope and content of Iran's uranium enrichment programme.

"We agreed on fixed time schedules," Heinonen told journalists after the meeting. Next week, IAEA inspectors plan to visit the heavy-water reactor currently under construction at Arak, Heinonen said.

Tehran agreed in the July 13 meeting to grant the United Nations nuclear watchdog access to the site.

One week later, discussions would continue on questions concerning plutonium experiments conducted by Iran in the past, before moving on to other issues, like Iran's enrichment programme in the "weeks to come," Heinonen added.

Vaeidi praised the "good discussion" and "constructive progress" made at the meeting, stressing that Iran was "moving forward in best mood and the best efforts."

Vaeidi told ISNA news agency that the IAEA inspection in Arak would take place on July 30 and the next round of talks with Heinonen on August 20 in Tehran.


DPA

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Temmuz 2007, 02:07
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