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Brazil urges IAEA to positively respond to Iran's initiative

Iran Materials 12 September 2011 05:30
Brazil's ambassador to the United Nations, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency to positively respond to Iran's show of good faith, Mehr news agency reported.
Brazil urges IAEA to positively respond to Iran's initiative

Brazil's ambassador to the United Nations, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency to positively respond to Iran's show of good faith, Mehr news agency reported.

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Director Fereydoun Abbasi has recently said that Tehran is ready to allow the IAEA to fully supervise Iran's nuclear facilities for five years if the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic are lifted.

But despite Iran's proposal, the Western countries have said that the sanctions imposed on Iran will not be lifted until the Islamic Republic freezes its nuclear enrichment activities.

"Iran has taken a valuable step and it will facilitate the progress of future talks," the Brazilian ambassador told IRNA on Sunday.

She also said that Iran has shown goodwill to increase its cooperation with the agency, so the IAEA should also act in good faith and positively respond to Iran's proposal.

"We will completely support Iran's valuable decision." She added.

As a signatory to the NPT, Iran is authorized to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes.

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