Iranian Diplomat: IAEA Nuclear Safeguards Report Includes Positive Changes
Mohammad Reza Ghaebi, head of Iran’s permanent mission to international organizations in Vienna, said on Sunday that the new Iran report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has positive changes, reflecting the agency’s and the Islamic Republic’s willingness to make progress toward resolving their differences on several nuclear safeguard issues. One of these, Ghaebi said, was the removal of a location, alleged to indicate the possible presence in the past of a uranium metal disc, from the agency’s list. Ghaebi was responding to IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi’s report on the agency’s Non-Proliferation Treaty safeguards agreement with Iran following Grossi’s visit to Iran, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency. A number of technical issues between the IAEA and Iran remain unresolved, the Iranian diplomat said. Iran and the IAEA on Saturday agreed on a roadmap to resolve Iran’s nuclear safeguards issues by June.