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Iran, IAEA to meet mid May in Vienna

Source: ISNA

Iranian ambassador to the IAEA said the next round of talks between the country and the UN nuclear agency will be held mid May in Austrian capital city of Vienna.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

"On April 23 after several rounds of dialogue between Iranian and the agency's officials it was agreed that the next round of talks would be held on May 15 in Iran's UN mission and other international organizations including the agency in Vienna," Ali Asghar Soltanieh told ISNA.

Soltanieh also highlighted Iran's readiness for negotiations with the agency, and reiterated that the agreement indicates Iran's 'political will' and 'goodwill' to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in line with removing ambiguities and substantiating the unfounded nature of claims against Iranian peaceful nuclear activities.

The Iranian team will be led by Soltanieh and the agency's side is led by IAEA Chief Inspector Herman Nackaerts.

The previous round of talks between the two sides was held in February Tehran, where an IAEA delegation arrived in Iran for the negotiations.

Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

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