UN nuclear watchdog, Iran discuss ‘important’ issues

2023-09-26 08:50:01
UN nuclear watchdog, Iran discuss ‘important’ issues

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, met in Vienna with the Director General of the United Nations Atomic Energy Organization, Rafael Grossi, and called the meeting "important."

Eslami is in the Austrian capital to participate in the 67th regular session of the IAEA General Conference. His meeting with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) took place on the sidelines of the conference on Monday.

“Important to engage with Mohammad Eslami, VP and Head of @aeoi_ir during #IAEAGC. I reiterated @IAEAorg willingness to engage and make concrete progress in the spirit of the March 4 statement to provide credible assurances that [Iran’s] nuclear programme is exclusively peaceful,” Grossi said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Iran and the IAEA announced the statement on March 4, 2023, during Grossi' two-day visit to Tehran, where he met with President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahia and AEOI Director Mohammad Eslam.

According to the statement, Iran and the agency agreed to continue working together to resolve remaining safeguards, and the Islamic Republic said it was ready to provide additional information and access to those issues.

In addition, Iran voluntarily agreed to allow the IAEA to conduct other relevant inspection and verification activities, according to the text of the agency's March 4 statement.

Because of accusations by the Israeli regime, safeguards for what the agency calls undeclared sites are on the table.

Tehran has repeatedly rejected the claims, saying they are based on falsified evidence provided by the Zionist regime and are aimed at politicizing Iran's nuclear issue. Iran also says it will continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

(Source: Agencies)

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