New Iran-IAEA talks set for Vienna
TEHRAN, July 13 (AFP) Jul 13, 2007
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency will hold a fresh round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme in Vienna on July 25 and 26, Iran's ambassador to the IAEA said on Friday.
"Agreement was reached on Thursday evening for new discussions between Iran and the IAEA on July 25 and 26 in Vienna," Ali-Asghar Soltanieh told state television.
Soltanieh added that "experts from the IAEA and Iran will work together over the next month to put together a working framework in order to have precise rules on the manner of inspecting the Natanz (uranium) enrichment site.
"For example, it is not necessary to discuss each time the placement of surveillance cameras and the manner of inspection. Rules need to be set."
He reiterated that Iran will not comply with UN Security Council demands to stop enriching uranium, a project he said has actually accelerated.
He added, however, that he hoped the "international community will take into consideration the positive step and goodwill of the Islamic Republic of Iran in its cooperation with the IAEA."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.