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Hosseini: Iran determined to resolve nuclear standoff

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 15, IRNA
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said on Sunday that the next round of talks between Iran and IAEA would be held by end of July.

Speaking to reporters at his weekly press briefing, he said in the first round of talks in Tehran it was agreed that the IAEA inspectors be allowed to inspect Iran's heavy water reactor in Arak according to a time-table which is to be set by Iran.

He underlined that the IAEA's inspections would be conducted based on IAEA's Safeguard Agreement.

Iran is to proceed with its cooperation with IAEA according to international rules and regulations within NPT protocols, he underlined.

On the first round of talks, he said Tehran and IAEA are to draw up a Modality Plan to resolve Iran's nuclear standoff within 60 days.

In case the issue is not be resolved within 60 days, the two sides would decide on its extension, he pointed out.

On the next round of talks between Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana, he said the visit is definite but its exact time would be declared to public.

On resolutions issued by the United Nations Security Council, he said such measures would leave its impacts but "We are to choose a new path to keep us away from UNSC."

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