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iaea visit to tehran
"We are committed to resolve all the outstanding issues and the Iranians said they are committed too," Herman Nackaerts, IAEA deputy director general, told reporters after returning from Tehran. ››read more
"These modalities cover all remaining issues and the Agency confirmed that there are no other remaining issues and ambiguities regarding Iran's past nuclear program and activities".
Editor's note: This is a report of the "Understandings" between the IAEA and Iran following the IAEA visit to Tehran of 12 July and subsequent meetings of 24 July and 21 August. It outlines the agreement of defined modalities and timetable to address all outstanding ambiguities in relation to Iran's nuclear programme, on a step by step basis and within a strict time frame, until November. This statement which has been posted on the IAEA website by Iran's request for the purpose of public inspection, clears Iran's plutonium experiments. This is the first vidication of the workability of the IAEA-Iran agreement because the plutonium experiments had been labelled by the US as evidence of Iran's weaponisation programme! The statement further states "the non-diversion of the declared nuclear material at the enrichment facilities in Iran" concluding that it "remains in peaceful use".
Iran says it has answered plutonium questions
Iran has cleared up questions from the UN nuclear agency about its experiments with plutonium, a potential atom bomb material, according to a UN-Iranian working document released by Iran Monday.
Iran's willingness to answer questions about its nuclear program will not save it from new U.N. sanctions, a U.S. envoy said Wednesday, describing Tehran's new openness as an attempt to deflect "attention from its ... bomb-making capabilities."
But the U.S. stance drew criticism, with some diplomats suggesting Washington was trying to derail important progress in getting to the bottom of Iran's nuclear secrets in its drive to impose new U.N. penalties.
“ We have now in front of us an agreed work plan. We have agreed on modalities, how to implement it. We have a timeline for implementation and we spent quite a lot of time in talking about the details and proceed through our steps. ”
- Olli Heinonen, Deputy Director-General of IAEA