TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran said Thursday it held “constructive” talks with a visiting delegation of the UN nuclear watchdog seeking to resolve outstanding issues in Tehran’s disputed atomic programme.
Tero Varjoranta, deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, led the team which held talks Tuesday and Wednesday on two final points on which the IAEA is still seeking explanations from Iran.
The two questions focus on concerns that the Islamic republic’s nuclear activities had military dimensions.
“During these two days, all the bilateral issues were discussed, in particular, how to carry out the agreed measures and the ways forward were discussed,” said Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA, Reza Najafi.
“These negotiations were constructive in terms of content. They were also direct,” he said, quoted on the state television’s website.
The Vienna-based IAEA disclosed in September that Iran had failed to meet an August 25 deadline to provide information on five points meant to allay fears it was developing nuclear weapons.
Iran insists its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful.