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Joint Statement by IAEA and Islamic Republic of Iran

Tero Varjoranta and Reza Najafi

IAEA Deputy Director General for Safeguards, Tero Varjoranta (right), and Iranian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Reza Najafi, addressing the media at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, 29 October 2013. (Photo: G. Webb/IAEA)

The following is a transcript of remarks to reporters today by Tero Varjoranta, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, following talks at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna on 28-29 October 2013:

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, I have a joint statement to make by the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Following a meeting between the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister, S. Abbas Araghchi, delegations of the Agency and the Islamic Republic of Iran had a very productive meeting covering past and present issues on the 28th and 29th of [October] here in Vienna.

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.

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


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