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IAEA Director General and Iranian Foreign Minister meet in Vienna


During the course of his official visit to Europe, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi met IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in Vienna.

The Director General and the Minister discussed issues related to the implementation of Iran's NPT Safeguards Agreement with the Agency. The Minister mentioned that he wished the IAEA to address the outstanding issues through an innovative approach. For his part, Director General Amano reiterated the Agency's position on the issues where Iran is not meeting its obligations as listed in his February report to the Agency's Board of Governors.

The Minister indicated that a new approach could follow as a result of the Agency declaring the completion of the Work Plan that was agreed in 2007. The Director General indicated that he is not in a position to consider the Work Plan to be completed.

The Director General and the Minister expressed an interest in continued dialogue

Last update: 16 Feb 2018

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