Following technical talks between IAEA and Iranian experts in Vienna today, here is a transcript of a joint statement by the IAEA and Iran as read by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards:
"Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I have a joint statement to make. We had a productive meeting today. We reviewed firstly the implementation of the six practical measures that are part of the joint Cooperation Framework that we have with Iran, which was signed on November 11. That also included the technical visit that we did at the Heavy Water Production Plant in Arak on 8 December. We also began to discuss the next practical steps - step two. We aim to reach agreement on what those practical measures are in our next technical meeting, which is scheduled for 21st of January in Tehran. Thank you."