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1/12/05

Iran takes part in nuclear expert meeting in Vienna

Vienna, Jan 11, IRNA -- Iran took part for the first time in an expert meeting on nuclear fuel cycle in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters.

Talking to IRNA here Tuesday, Iran's permanent representative to the IAEA Pirouz Hosseini said the meeting which kicked off its work in Vienna Monday will continue for five days.

The participants will discuss ways to guarantee production of fuel to be used in nuclear power generation facilities and establish depots for stockpiling fuel waste, he added.

Experts from Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, China, Australia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Spain, India, France, Germany, Pakistan, South Korea, Italy, South Africa, Britain, Japan and Iran are attending the meeting, the official noted.

He said this is the third expert meeting on nuclear fuel cycle, adding the fourth meeting will be held from February 14-18.

The final report of the meetings will probably be presented to the IAEA board of governors meeting from March 28-30.

The official stated that participants are attending the meeting with their personal and expert identity and not as representatives of their respective countries.

An Iranian diplomat at the IAEA board of governors and a member of the Iranian negotiating delegation with the European Union Sirous Nasseri is attending the meeting.

He is taking part in the meeting upon an official invitation of IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei.

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