October 30, 2013 12:36:38 am
The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran held very productive talks this week on how to advance a long-blocked investigation into Iranian atomic activities and will meet again in Tehran,they said in a rare joint statement on Tuesday.
The relatively upbeat announcement by Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency may further buoy hopes for a negotiated solution to the standoff over Tehrans nuclear ambitions.
The IAEA and Iran had a very productive meeting on past and present issues,Tero Varjoranta,IAEA deputy director general in-charge of nuclear inspections,said after the two-day session in Vienna.
Iranian Ambassador Reza Najafi said Tehran presented new ideas to overcome the dispute. I believe that,with the submission of these new proposals by Iran,we have been able to open a new chapter of cooperation, he said. The next meeting will be held in Tehran on November 11.
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