Nuclear talks with Iran 'constructive': UN atomic watchdog
TEHRAN, July 12 (AFP) Jul 12, 2007
International Atomic Energy Agency deputy head Olli Heinonen said talks with Iran on Thursday over its nuclear drive were "constructive" and that some "important steps" were made.
"We had constructive discussions and made some important steps and we will continue discussions in coming weeks," he told reporters at the end of three rounds of talks with Iranian nuclear officials.
"The atmopshere was very good," he added.
The IAEA delegation, including legal, political and technical officials, met with deputy national security chief Javad Vaeidi during his two-day trip.
Iran was slapped with two sets of UN sanctions over its failure to freeze uranium enrichment, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad remained defiant, saying on Wednesday that Tehran would never give up its "right" to nuclear technology.All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.