President Ahmadinejad: Iran to continue cooperation with IAEA

Iran Materials 31 October 2007 10:50 (UTC +04:00)

( Irna ) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday evening that Tehran would firmly continue its cooperation with the United Nations nuclear watchdog.

" Iran will continue its peaceful nuclear activities within the framework of international rules and under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," the president said in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held at the end of his day-long visit to Iran.

Lavrov left Tehran early Wednesday morning after discussing major regional and international developments with President Ahmadinejad and Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

Lavrov submitted a message to the Iranian president from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

President Ahmadinejad further voiced Iran's willingness to promote bilateral ties with Russia.

Lavrov, for his part, felicitated President Ahmadinejad for Iran's successful conducting of the Caspian Sea summit in Tehran on October 16.

The Russian minister also called for continuation of Iran-IAEA cooperation and underscored the need for further promotion of Tehran-Moscow cooperation.