`Iran & IAEA’ agree `Seven Concrete Steps’ towards Nuclear Program”

#AceNewsServices says “Iran and IAEA Agree on `Seven Concrete Steps’ towards the country’s `Nuclear Program

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed one seven more concrete measures regarding the country’s nuclear program which will be taken by May 15, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reports.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for the nuclear watchdog, said that inspection of Parchin nuclear site is not among the seven measures agreed by Iran and the IAEA. Iran’s envoy to the IAEA Reza Najafi said details of the measures will be released soon.

The agreement comes one day after the IAEA arrived in Tehran to build on a framework agreed upon by Iran and global powers in November. The first three-month period of cooperation between Iran and the agency ends on Sunday.

 

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UN CHIEF WELCOMES INTERIM AGREEMENT ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME

#AceWorldNews  says Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon today welcomed an interim agreement reached regarding Iran’s nuclear programme and urged the Governments concerned to do everything possible to continue negotiations.

In a <“http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=7303“>statement released late tonight by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban congratulated the negotiators in Geneva for progress made on “what could turn out to be the beginnings of a historic agreement for the people’s and nations of the Middle East region and beyond”.

He urged the Governments of Iran and the six other Member States involved to “build on this encouraging start” and to create mutual confidence.

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr. Ban “calls on all members of the international community to support this process which, if allowed to succeed, is likely to be to the long-term benefit of all parties,” his spokesperson said.

The top UN official also reaffirmed his unswerving commitment to strengthening nuclear disarmament and the non-proliferation regime, the spokesperson added.

Iran’s nuclear programme — which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries contend is driven by military ambitions — has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that the country had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

New York, Nov 24 2013 12:00AM

 

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