A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
and Iranian officials wrapped up their latest round of talks on
Iran's nuclear program on Thursday in Tehran, the official IRNA
news agency reported.
In their three-day talks, the IAEA delegation was headed by the
agency's Deputy Director-General Olli Heinonen and the Iranian side
was led by deputy head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council
After the talks, Vaeedi expressed satisfaction with the trend of
talks between Iran and the IAEA, saying that negotiations between
the two sides would continue at the expert level next week.
The two sides had held very extensive talks during the past
three days on ways to resolve issues pertaining to P1 and P2
centrifuges, Vaeedi said.
Tehran is prepared to respond to the IAEA's questions related to
its P1 and P2 centrifuges and answers will be finalized in a
session in Tehran in mid October, IRNA reported, quoting
The IAEA will study the answers in late October, summing up
Iran's answers to questions on P1 and P2 centrifuges before
presenting its final assessment, IRNA said.
The new round of Iran-IAEA talks is being held based on an
agreement reached between the two sides in August which called for
removing all outstanding issues on Iran's nuclear program upon a
The UN Security Council has adopted two resolutions -- one in
December 2006 and the other in March this year -- to force Iran to
suspend uranium enrichment activities and to give up its nuclear
The US and other Western nations have constantly accused Tehran
of developing a nuclear weapon program under the guise of a
civilian-use program, which was repeatedly denied by Iran.
Iran has insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful
purposes and voiced hope for talks to defuse the nuclear
(Xinhua News Agency October 12, 2007)