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Iran, IAEA end 2-day of talks on remaining problems

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 22, IRNA
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency ended their two-day closed-door talks on Tuesday.

Deputy IAEA Chief Olli Heinonen, who arrived here on Monday along with Head of the Regional Section of the IAEA Safeguards Agreement, Hermann Nackartes, represented the IAEA in the five-hour talks, in which Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for International and Planning Affairs Mohammad Saeedi, Iran's IAEA envoy Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh and several Foreign Ministry and AEOI officials were present.

No official comment has yet been made on the talks.

Heinonen will leave Tehran early Wednesday morning based on a pre-set schedule.

Already an official has told IRNA that Heinonen is visiting Iran to talk with the Iranian side on progress in mutual cooperation.

The official did not rule aside mutual discussions on the alleged studies and stressed that in Iran's point of view, talks on the issue have come to an end and Tehran has set forth its assessment to the IAEA in that concern.

"The talks are sign of Iran's good will and peaceful nature of its nuclear program," he added.

The IAEA spokeswoman Melissa Fleming too had announced that the IAEA team would bring up the issue of alleged studies with the Iranian side.

Tehran has answered all remaining questions and ambiguities on its peaceful nuclear activities per the August 21, 2007 deal it signed with the IAEA. It has also released its assessment of the alleged studies.


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