Iran says nukes cooperation to prevent new sanctions

Iran said Sunday it would press on with its intensified cooperation with the UN nuclear agency to prevent the imposition of further Security Council sanctions over its nuclear program.

Iran says nukes cooperation to prevent new sanctions
"To prevent new sanctions, we will continue our cooperation with the agency," said foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini, according to the state IRNA news agency.

Referring to US pressure for the swift adoption of new sanctions, Hosseini said that "certain radical countries should respect the positions of the more-realistic countries."

Iran, last month, agreed a timetable with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for it to answer outstanding questions about its nuclear program.

World powers have, now, agreed to wait for reports due in November from the IAEA and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, before deciding whether to submit a new sanctions resolution to the Security Council.

The Security Council has already passed two resolutions imposing sanctions against Tehran.

Hosseini added that a new round of discussions between Iranian and IAEA experts would take place in the next week over Iran's development of uranium-enriching P1 and P2 centrifuges.

The two sides held a first round of talks on the issue last week, in line with the timetable agreed between Iran and the IAEA.

Last Mod: 30 Eylül 2007, 20:19
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