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ElBaradei hopes to close Iran's nuclear dossier

Vienna, Sept 12, IRNA - IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei on Wednesday described cooperation between Iran and IAEA to resolve outstanding issues on the country's peaceful nuclear activities as a significant move.

The key to successful implementation of Modality Plan was comprehensive cooperation between Iran and IAEA, he said.

Since Iran has provided the agency with all required information and findings on plutonium, the IAEA considered the case as closed, he said.

"If Iran fully implements the Modality Plan, the reaction of the international community as well as the UNSC would be different to the issue," he said.

"We call on Iran and the international community to spare no efforts to help us resolve the issue," he said.

Iran cooperates with the agency and the European Union, he said.

Iran for the first time ever has agreed to resolve the remaining issues on its peaceful nuclear program and has spared no efforts to this end, he said.

Drawing up of Modality Plan is considered as an significant move to win international trust in peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear activities, he said.

"If Iran fails to purse the agreed time-table, unfortunately the case would become different," he said.

"We need the support of the international community to successfully overcome the issue," he said.

"We expect Iran to fully cooperate with us and help remove all ambiguities," he said.

"I have asked Iran and the UNSC to consider time-out which means simultaneous suspension of uranium enrichment and sanctions," he said.

The EU, China and South Africa are now backing the plan at the IAEA Board of Governors and if others including Iran support the plan, there will be a new chapter for resumption of wider and more comprehensive talks between the parties.

"If the IAEA manages to conclude the case within three months, it will be regarded as an excellent opportunity to open the doors between Iran and international community," ElBaradei said.

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