ElBaradei says Vienna talks 'constructive'
ElBaradei says most technical issues on a uranium deal were discussed at the Monday meeting, Press TV reported.
Talks between Iran and world powers on a uranium supply deal 'got off to a good start' and were 'constructive', the head of the UN nuclear watchdog says.
"We're off to a good start. We have had a constructive meeting. Most technical issues have been discussed. We will continue the meeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday)," Mohamed ElBaradei said on Monday after a meeting between delegations from Iran, France, Russia and the US at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna.
The talks were centered on the terms of a deal to supply highly-enriched uranium for an Iranian research reactor.
Earlier reports said France had been removed from the list of potential suppliers of highly enriched uranium for Iran due to Paris' failure to 'deliver its nuclear materials (to Iran) in the past'.
Iran's envoy to the IAEA Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh, who headed the Iranian delegation in the talks, did not comment on the reports.
"I endorse what the DG (Director General ElBaradei) said," Soltaniyeh said after the meeting, which ended just before 6 pm (1600 GMT).