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Iran, IAEA in talks on executive guidelines

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency are in talks to reach a deal on executive guidelines.

"Helpful and constructive talks have thus far been held between Tehran and the IAEA and the third round of the talks will be held in Tehran on Monday," Deputy Secretary of Supreme National Security Council for International Security Affairs Javad Vaeedi told IRNA of Sunday.

Vaeedi said the third round of talks will run for two days and will focus on the remaining points of Iran's nuclear issue.

Asked about certain western media reports that Tehran has agreed on installation of more cameras in Natanz, Vaeedi said, "No final agreement has yet been reached on the issue and talks are still going on until an executive guideline is worked out."

He said IAEA Deputy Director Olli Heinonen is heading the IAEA side in talks with Tehran.

The first round of the Iran-IAEA talks were held on July 11 during which the two sides agreed on the Agency inspectors' visit to Arak research reactor.

The second round of the talks were held in Vienna on July 24, in which the two parties set a date for the IAEA inspectors' visit to Arak facilities. Eventually, the IAEA inspectors visited Arak Research Reactor on July 30.

Furthermore, the IAEA technical team visited Iran after the second round of talks to discuss with the Iranian side the technical aspect of the issue.

Iran and IAEA have agreed on planning and compiling in 60 days the framework for solving the remaining nuclear issues. The western side too would henceforth refrain from taking any action that would harm the process.

The idea for settlement of the remaining problems with Iran's nuclear issue, or the Plan of Action, was raised by Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani in the Madrid talks.


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