Iran’s cooperation with IAEA sincere, serious: MottakiSeptember 14th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 14 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minster Manouchehr Mottaki said Sunday his country’s cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog was sincere and serious, the official IRNA news agency reported.”Iran continues its sincere and serious cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),” Mottaki told a press conference in response to the reports that the IAEA chief is going to present a new report on Tehran’s nuclear programme to the board of governors of the agency Monday.
“I have no information on details of the new report which is to be presented by IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei,” the foreign minister told reporters.
“Iran’s cooperation with IAEA is in line with the governing rules and regulations of the agency,” he said, pointing out that “the implementation of Modality Plan is regarded as the peak of such cooperation”.
He also stated that Saeed Jalili, secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), and Javier Solana, the EU foreign policy chief, have been continuing constructive talks over the country’s nuclear standoff.
On Friday, an IAEA spokesman announced in Vienna that ElBaradei would present a new report on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme to the agency’s 35-nation board of governors Monday.
In his earlier report in May, ElBaradei noted progress in clearing the outstanding issues related to Tehran’s past nuclear activities. But he said tseveral questions remained unanswered by Iran.
Last month, Tehran hosted several rounds of talks with the IAEA in a bid to clear the cloud over its nuclear ambition.
Iran has been accused by the West of preparing nuclear bombs under cover of its nuclear power project. Iran denies the charges and insists its nuclear programme is of peaceful purpose