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Iran, IAEA hold technical talks in Tehran

Iran Press TV

Mon Mar 9, 2015 3:58PM

Representatives from Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hold technical talks in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Iran's envoy to the agency Reza Najafi and IAEA Deputy Director General and head of the Department of Safeguards, Tero Varjoranta, held technical discussions on Monday.

The day-long talks between Iran and the UN nuclear agency will focus on resolving the two issues of explosives testing and neutron calculations.

The IAEA claims that Iran has not yet addressed specific issues such as questions on alleged research activities into explosives testing and neutron calculations.

Iran has rejected the accusations as baseless and repeatedly emphasized its readiness for full cooperation with the IAEA as part of its transparency efforts to solve the country's nuclear issue.

Iran's envoy to the IAEA said on Wednesday the agency's recent report on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program verifies Tehran's "full transparency" in its nuclear program.

Najafi added that the report shows the country's goodwill and strong determination to reach further agreements with the UN nuclear agency.

On March 2, the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano once again verified lack of any diversion toward non-peaceful purposes in Iran's declared nuclear material.

"Concerning safeguards implementation in Iran, the agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement," Amano said in an address to the agency's Board of Governors in the Austrian capital city of Vienna.

Iran says it has granted the IAEA access to sites which the agency claims need to be investigated in order to clarify the outstanding issues.


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