|Iran, IAEA hold ‘productive’ talks, will meet again next month in Tehran||
TEHRAN – Iran and the UN nuclear agency have held “productive” meetings in Vienna and agreed to meet again on January 21 in Tehran.
Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Reza Najafi and chief UN nuclear inspector Tero Varjoranta delivered a joint statement on Friday, saying the two sides have begun to discuss the next practical steps.
Allowing the UN nuclear agency to go to Gachin was among six concrete steps Iran agreed to under the November 11 cooperation agreement with the IAEA.
As the first step to be implemented, UN inspectors went to the Arak heavy water production facility on Sunday, a plant that is linked to a nearby reactor under construction.
“We had a productive meeting today. We reviewed firstly the implementation of the six practical measures that are part of the joint Cooperation Framework that we have with Iran, which was signed on November 11. That also included the technical visit that we did at the Heavy Water Production Plant in Arak on 8 December. We also began to discuss the next practical steps - step two. We aim to reach agreement on what those practical measures are in our next technical meeting, which is scheduled for 21st of January in Tehran,” the statement read.
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