The UN atomic watchdog said in a statement released on Wednesday that it would hold new talks with the Islamic Republic in Tehran on February 21 to 22, Iran’s state agency IRNA reported.
The International Atomic Energy Agency added that it was committed to 'intensifying dialogue'. Chief UN nuclear inspector Herman Nackaerts told reporters on his return from a three-day trip to Tehran that his six-member team had a 'good' visit.
“We had three days of intensive discussions about all our priorities. We are committed to resolving all the outstanding issues and the Iranians said they are committed too,” Nackaerts said at Vienna airport.
“But of course there is still a lot of work to be done, and so we have planned another trip in the very near future.”
“The agency is committed to intensifying dialogue. It remains essential to make progress on substantive issues,” IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in a statement as the agency announced the new dates for talks.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has told Iranian media that the IAEA talks were 'good' and that it was agreed to continue them in the future.
“The delegation had some questions about the alleged studies (in the November report), and thanks to God we had very good sessions,” he was quoted as saying. “They did not visit any nuclear sites. We were ready to facilitate such visits if they had wanted to.”