Iran, IAEA to Hold Next Meeting in Tehran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – According to a joint statement by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Islamic Republic, the next round of negotiations between the two sides will be held in the Iranian capital of Tehran on November 11.
Iran and the UN nuclear agency wrapped up the second day of technical nuclear talks at the headquarters of IAEA in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday.
The first round of talks between Iran and the IAEA was held on Monday and lasted for three hours.
Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi, who headed the Iranian delegation in the expert-level negotiations, said after the Monday talks that the two sides’ detailed talks were very good and that they agreed to continue talks Tuesday.
On Monday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi presented the Islamic Republic’s new approach to its nuclear energy program in a meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.
After the two-day negotiations -- the 12th round of such meetings since January last year -- Iran and the IAEA issued a joint statement, which was announced to reporters by Tero Varjoranta, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, on October 29.
What follows is an excerpt of the joint statement:
Following a meeting between the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister, Seyed Abbas Araqchi, delegations of the Agency and the Islamic Republic of Iran had a very productive meeting covering past and present issues on the 28th and 29th of (October) here in Vienna.
Iran presented a new proposal on practical measures as a constructive contribution to strengthen cooperation and dialogue with a view to future resolution of all outstanding issues.
Following the substantive discussions it was decided that a further meeting will be held on 11th November in Tehran in order to take this cooperation forward.