Iran to response to IAEA report
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 16 /Trend T.Konyayeva, T.Jafarov/
Iran is preparing a letter in response to the recent IAEA report and this letter will be sent to relevant international organizations and nuclear chiefs in different countries, ISNA quoted Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi as saying on Wednesday.
Minister Salehi named the IAEA General Director's report as unfair and hasty.
"However, Iran maintains contacts with the IAEA to avoid deepening of the crisis between Iran and IAEA," he said.
He noted that Iran tries to find a solution to "artificial" problems created around the Iranian nuclear program.
"Now, Tehran and Moscow discuss ways to solve the current crisis. Iran hails the Russian "step-by-step" proposal and made suggestions on some details of the plan. The suggestions were accepted by the Russian side and now we are in talks," he said.
IAEA General Director Yukiya Amano's report issued on Nov. 8 which reads that the "information indicates Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of nuclear explosive devices."
Russia has criticized the disclosure of the IAEA general director's new report on Iran, saying such a decision would harm the settlement of the crisis regarding Iran's nuclear issue.
On July 13, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposed a new "step-by-step" approach toward Iran's nuclear program that would enable the Islamic Republic to take steps to address questions raised by the IAEA.
According to the proposed plan, Iran can revive negotiations to alleviate individual concerns of the IAEA about its nuclear activities and be rewarded along the way by the partial removal of sanctions.