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Diplomat say not informed of final IAEA decision on Iran nuclear file

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Sept 20, IRNA
A western diplomat of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said here Monday that diplomats are not yet informed of the final decision of the IAEA Board of Governors regarding Iran's nuclear activities.

Speaking at the end of the IAEA governing board session Monday night the diplomat who asked to remain anonymous told IRNA that any prediction over the issue is difficult and complicated.

"No the diplomats of the board member countries are not informed of what the decision will be taken," he reiterated.

Behind the scene, among various countries concerned about Iran' nuclear dossier, negotiations still continue and we should wait to see the final decision, he added.

He also said that the members nations are divided into two groups of pro and anti-Iran and there is no consensus over referring Iran's file to the UNSC.

"Many of the IAEA member nations oppose sending Iran's file to the Security Council maintaining that this step is not beneficial for any nation."
He further referred to the support for the Iranian president's proposals on the part of the Non-Allied-Movement (NAM), saying that this posturing by NAM has put the Europeans in a difficult position.

NAM announced it supports the Iranian president's proposals Monday afternoon and called on other nations to have a positive reaction over the issue.

NAM will officially declare its position in a deceleration to be read at the IAEA governing Council.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief Mohamed ElBaradei here Monday announced that there is hope for resumption of nuclear negotiations with Iran and hoped that the issue would be settled through dialogue.

Speaking to the media prior to the IAEA Board of Governors seasonal meeting at the Vienna-based UN watchdog headquarters, he added that Iran's 20-year unannounced atomic activity makes the issue more sensitive.

"Though Iran has submitted many documents to the IAEA and broad-based inspection has been conducted at the country's nuclear installations, we still hope for more transparent action in this respect," he added.

Turning to his recent meeting with the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani in Vienna, he noted that during the meeting, Iran's interest in continuing cooperation with IAEA was underlined.



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