Iran, IAEA wrap up technical talks in Tehran
Tehran, Oct 11, IRNA - Iranian and the
International Atomic Energy Agency officials on Thursday ended their almost
thirteen-hour talks on P1 and P2 centrifuges, thus wrapping up their third and
final day of negotiations.
Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security
Council Javad Vaeedi and Deputy IAEA chief for safeguards Olli Heinonen were
leading the Iranian and IAEA delegations to the talks.
Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of
Iran for International and Planning Affairs Mohammad Saeedi and Iran's
Ambassador to the IAEA Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh were also present in the meeting.
Tehran is prepared to respond to the IAEA questions
and answers will be finalized in a session in Tehran in mid October and any new
point, if any, related to the subject will be raised then.
Sources say the IAEA will study the answers in late
October, summing up Iran's answers to questions on P1 and P2 centrifuges before
presenting its final assessment.
Iran and IAEA had held similar talks in Tehran from
September 24-25 on centrifuges.
With implementation of Tehran-IAEA agreement, the
cases of plutonium and pollution in Karaj have been closed.
Based on an agreement signed by Tehran and the
IAEA, six issues, including plutonium, centrifuges P1 and P2, source of
contamination, metal uranium document, polonium-210, and Chegin mine, are on
agenda of the discussion. Out of the cases, the files of plutonium and pollution
in Karaj have thus far been closed.
Each of the subjects will be investigated one after
another once the case pertinent to the former issue is closed.
The IAEA assessment will be made available in
November in IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei's report.
Tehran expects the IAEA not to be influenced by
certain countries' political pressures and to act independently in case-by-case
Iran had in the Madrid talks raised the idea of
settling the remaining nuclear problems despite three resolutions issued by the
UN Security Council, because based on international regulations, IAEA is the
only competent authority to deal with ambiguities and questions on countries'
Following Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali
Larijani's political, technical and judicial talks with the EU foreign policy
chief Javier Solana and ElBaradei, the two parties envisaged resolving the
outstanding issues in less than 60 days.
Surprisingly, the breakthrough Iran and the IAEA
have made in deciding to settle their dispute has provoked wrath of the US and
ElBaradei and Solana are to provide the IAEA and
the UN Security Council with reports in November.
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