Iran to respond to IAEA questions

By Xinhua,

Tehran : Deputy head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Saeedi said here on Sunday that Iran will try to respond the questions of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) within the framework of its obligations, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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Iran’s cooperation with IAEA is continuous and based on modality, Saeedi told reporters in the sidelines of a meeting.

“our cooperation with IAEA is normal and will be continued,” Saeedi said.

“We will try to normalize and to regulate all the issues within the legal obligations,” he added.

IAEA deputy chief Olli Heinonen arrived in Tehran early last Monday to follow up his previous talks with Iranian officials, which were held during his two-day visit in Iran on Aug. 7-8.

The talks came after six major countries recently agreed to consider new sanctions against Iran in the wake of remarks by Western governments saying Iran failed to give a “clear positive response” to their latest offer of incentives.

Iranian officials said the talks were “constructive” and would continue such talks in the future.

The IAEA said in a report in May that the alleged Iranian research into nuclear warheads was a “serious concern”. Its next report on Iran is due in September when the seasonal meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors will be held.

On June 14, European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana handed the offer of incentives to the Iranian authorities on behalf of France, Britain, Russia, China, the United States and Germany during his visit to Tehran in a bid to persuade Iran to halt uranium enrichment.

Iran has also presented its own package of proposals, which is aimed to help resolve regional and international problems, including Iran’s nuclear issue.