Iran hopes IAEA agreement will help nuclear talks with EU

Iran on Sunday hoped that the latest agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would also lead to a breakthrough in the nuclear negotiations with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

Iran hopes IAEA agreement will help nuclear talks with EU
Iran on Sunday hoped that the latest agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would also lead to a breakthrough in the nuclear negotiations with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

"The agreement proved Iran's commitment and goodwill in the nuclear dispute and enabled a logical trend and sincerity for finding a diplomatic settlement," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini told reporters in Tehran.

"I hope this trend will also continue in the talks with Solana," the spokesman said, but refrained from disclosing the date and venue of the next round of talks between Solana and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani.

Iran and the IAEA agreed last Tuesday on a plan of action which aims not only to remove all technical ambiguities by the IAEA over Iran's nuclear projects but also prepare grounds for political talks between Larijani and Solana.

The Iranian spokesman further rejected speculation that Iran has made several concessions to finalize the agreement with the IAEA and said all Tehran did was to strengthen cooperation with the IAEA based on its international commitments.

While criticising the negative US approach towards the agreement, Hosseini hoped the positive trend would be reflected in next month's IAEA report to its board of governors and also that other countries would "follow the logical rather than the antagonistic trend by the US."


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Last Mod: 26 Ağustos 2007, 17:17
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