The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that the second visit of its inspectors to Iran has led to no breakthroughs in that country’s nuclear disputes with the international community.
According to AFP, the five inspectors who arrived in Tehran two days ago to discuss Iran’s nuclear program have ended their trip without any concrete results.
This is the second time the IAEA inspectors have travelled to Iran in the past month. A delegation of high-ranking IAEA officials headed by the deputy chief of the international agency, Herman Naeckarts, were on their second visit to Iran.
According to AFP, the delegation was supposed to meet with Iran’s Nuclear Agency officials and nuclear scientists and visit the Parchin Military Base, which is used for experimenting with high-impact explosions.
However, the delegation was not allowed to visit the nuclear sites. Yukiya Amano criticized this decision, saying: “During the two visits, IAEA inspectors have requested to visit Parchin Military Base, but Iran has not agreed with this request.”
Amano maintained that the IAEA entered the current negotiations with a positive attitude, but no agreement has evolved through these talks,
Iran’s representative to the IAEA announced that the second round of talks with the IAEA has led to further agreements regarding cooperation and exchange and that the talks will continue in the future.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast responded to the inquiry whether the IAEA inspectors had called for interviews with Iranian scientists, saying: “Iran and the IAEA delegation are discussing the framework of talks. The negotiations will set the framework for cooperation and future talks.”
“We must wait and see the outcome of the delegation’s visit in terms of the framework of the talks with the G5+1” Mehmanparast added.
The latest reports indicate that the Islamic Republic is set to resume talks with the G5+1 in the near future in Turkey.
Iran insists that its nuclear program is peaceful and it will not back off from it despite harsh international measures and punitive sanctions.