Iran efforts 'welcome step forward': IAEA chief

Iran efforts 'welcome step forward': IAEA chief
Mon Jun 2, 2014 18:40:03

The IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano says Iran is complying with an interim nuclear deal reached with the P5+1.

Amano welcomed Iran's compliance with measures to lift and clear alleged concerns about its nuclear program on Monday.

In a report issued by IAEA, Amano revealed that Iran had so far stuck by its agreements with the IAEA and implemented all recently agreed measures -- as talks continue with western powers in a bid to strike a major deal by July.

"Iran has engaged with the Agency substantively, including in the clarification of issues related to the use of exploding bridge wire detonators," Amano told IAEA members.

On May 20, Iran and the IAEA held a technical meeting within the Framework for Cooperation agreed between the two sides last November, which outlines a roadmap for mutual cooperation on certain outstanding nuclear issues.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the progress that had been made on the seven practical measures that had been agreed on February 9, including Iran providing information on exploding bridge wire detonators.

Iran and the IAEA also reached an agreement on five additional practical measures to be implemented in the next step.

In a quarterly report on May 23, the UN nuclear agency said Iran has been complying with the terms of an interim agreement reached between Tehran and the six major world powers on the Iranian nuclear energy program.

Amano’s Monday statement comes as Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia, China, France, Britain and the US – plus Germany are scheduled to hold the next round of nuclear talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna on June 16-20.


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