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Iran to continue cooperation with IAEA based on NPT, Larijani

Tehran, Jan 23, IRNA - Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said here Tuesday that Iran will continue cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency based on NPT and Safeguards Agreement.

"Nothing especial has happened with regards to the IAEA and our cooperation with the Agency will goes on in accordance with the NPT and Safeguards Agreement," Larijani told IRNA when asked about claims about the IAEA inspectors.

He said that the IAEA inspectors are carrying out their supervisory mission based on regulations and as the IAEA Chief Mohammed ElBaradei stressed in his interview, the IAEA during its long inspections has observed no diversions on the part of Iran.

He added, "As I have repeatedly said in response to such questions, we consider NPT as a helpful law for global peace and security provided that it is implemented in a proper manner." As for the inspectors, he said, there are attempts to make necessary changes in that respect within framework of the law and that's not the case as suggested by the media.

Larijani, ElBaradei discuss Iran's nuclear case over phone

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani and IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei reviewed Iran's nuclear case over phone, said a reliable source in Tehran Tuesday.

According to the source, the details of the telephone conversation have not been disclosed yet.

IAEA in talks with Iran over inspectors: Fleming

Vienna, Jan 23, IRNA - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday that details on designating inspectors for the agency's member states is a matter between the IAEA and the states concerned.

The agency's spokeswoman, Melissa Fleming was quoted in a statement released by the IAEA as saying that the UN nuclear watchdog was discussing with Iran its demand to withdraw some nuclear inspectors.

However, she added, "It should be noted that there are a sufficient number of inspectors designated for Iran and the IAEA is able to continue its inspection in accordance with Iran's comprehensive safeguards agreement."

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