Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will resume mid-May in Vienna negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear file, said the Iranian representative to the Agency Ali Asghar Soltanieh quoted by the media Western on Friday.
“The next phase of negotiations between Iran and the IAEA will take place on 13 and 14 May in Vienna. This decision confirms once again the willingness of Iran to cooperate with the Agency (…) and shows that the nuclear activities of the Islamic Republic are absolutely peaceful, “said M.Soltanieh.
In early February, the talks between Iran and the IAEA were cut short, an Agency team who said they had not been allowed to inspect the nuclear site Parchin near Tehran. M.Soltanieh then stated that the IAEA experts themselves had refused to go to Parchin facilities.
The report said that the IAEA “continues to have serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme.”
Several Western countries, led by the United States, suspect Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons under cover of a civilian led, according to Tehran, for peaceful purposes. The Security Council of the UN has adopted several resolutions sanctioning Iran for its refusal to establish a moratorium on uranium enrichment.