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Iranís Atomic Energy Organizationís chief confers with Russian counterpart

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Sept 18 , IRNA -- Director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoun Abbasi on Tuesday held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Kiriyenko on the sidelines of the second day of the annual 56th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The meeting was convened behind the closed doors in the absence of reporters.

Iranian Permanent Representative to IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh was accompanying Abbasi during his talks with the director of the Russian Atomic Energy Organization.

IAEA general conference is being held in presence of energy officials of the member states each year to discuss various subjects such as atomic energy application in the fields of medicine, agriculture, industry, nuclear safety and security and programs and budget.

The conference will work until end of the week.

Abbasi also conferred with the director of IAEA Yukiya Amano behind the closed doors yesterday.

In his address to the general conference, Abbasi took to task the UN nuclear agency for direct links Iran has observed between the agency and the terrorists.

Abbasi said in his statement that whenever the Israeli state terrorism carried sabotage or terrorist operation against Iranian nuclear sites citing Stuxnet computer malware campaign and carrying terrorist explosion to cut off electricity circulation to nuclear site, the IAEA inspectors immediately requested to visit the sites as if they want to verify the terrorist operation.

He accused the UN agency of forwarding the secrets of Iranian nuclear sites to Israel.

He said in a news conference that he has repeated his previous warning to Amano, urging him no to release report like that and avoid making information online.

He further noted that he recommended the official to make the Zionist regime’s nuclear installations’ specifications available to Iran in a bid to enable to defend its achievements under equal conditions.

As to Iran’s enrichment by 20 percent of uranium, he added, “We have made clear our intention of building new reactors for research purposes to the agency.”

Criticizing IAEA for its reports on Iran’s nuclear activities, he noted that such reports will make necessary information available to the saboteurs.

Abbasi also underlined that Iran will continue with negotiations with the UN nuclear agency.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1027924

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