"Very good" talks with IAEA chief, Iran's Mottaki says
Iran's foreign minister said Saturday that he had had "very good talks" with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the country's disputed nuclear programme - a day after he called for changes to a key deal, dpa reported.
The IAEA wants Iran to ship uranium abroad for enrichment, rather than processing it at home, to reassure world powers that it is not building a nuclear bomb. On Friday, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Tehran was ready to accept the plan, with some changes.
"I have had a very good meeting with Mr (Yukiya) Amano, the IAEA director general ... We exchanged views on the proposal on the table and I tried to explain Iran's views," Mottaki told journalists on the margins of the Munich Security Conference.
In particular, they discussed mutual cooperation and ways to make sure that any deal is properly overseen internationally, Mottaki said.
On Saturday afternoon, Amano was set to address the conference on non-proliferation issues.