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Iran, IAEA begin 3rd round of talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday began the third round of their talks at the Supreme National Security Council headquarters in Tehran.

The talks, to continue until Tuesday, are headed by the IAEA deputy director for the safeguards Olli Heinonen on behalf of IAEA and by deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council for International Security Affairs Javad Vaeedi on behalf of Iran.

Meanwhile, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for International Affairs and member of the nuclear negotiation team Mohammad Saeedi told IRNA on Monday that in the third round of talks, which are considered the final round, the framework to settle the remaining issues would be drawn up. Moreover, the two sides would immediately enter into talks to find exact and logical ways to implement the framework, he added.

He said that of course, it would be a time taking course.

He added that over the past 50 days, the two sides have been able to draw up the framework for major portion of the remaining issues and part of the points defined in the framework were implemented.

"We expect the IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei to reflect Iran's cooperation in his report, that is to be released in the next two weeks," he noted.

Iranian and the IAEA officials have called their talks constructive and outcome of the talks is to be included in ElBaradei's report, that is to be presented to the IAEA Board of Governors in September.


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