IAEA, Iran say nuclear talks `very productive`

IAEA, Iran say nuclear talks `very productive`

Tero Varjoranta. (iaea.org)

Following the substantive discussions, it was decided that a further meeting will be held on November 11 in Tehran in order to take this cooperation forward."
Vienna (ANTARA News/AFP) - The UN atomic watchdog and Iran said they would meet again on November 11 over Tehran`s nuclear programme after a "very productive meeting" on Tuesday.

"Iran presented a new proposal on practical measures as a constructive contribution to strengthen cooperation and dialogue with a view to future resolution of all outstanding issues," the agency`s chief inspector Tero Varjoranta said.

"Following the substantive discussions, it was decided that a further meeting will be held on November 11 in Tehran in order to take this cooperation forward," he said.

Iran`s new envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Reza Najafi, said the new proposal would allow both sides "to open a new chapter of cooperation."

The meeting in Vienna was one of a series in the Austrian capital ahead of Iran`s talks with six world powers in Geneva on November 7-8.

While those talks are focused on Iran`s current nuclear activities, the IAEA meeting -- the 12th since early 2012 -- was about allegations that Tehran conducted nuclear weapons research prior to 2003.
(U.M016)

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