Envoy: IAEA approves Iran proposal on nuclear security
Iran's ambassador to International Atomic Energy Agency says the IAEA has approved Tehran's proposal on the necessity of preventing sabotage in the member states' nuclear facilities, PRESS TV reported.
The proposal, according to Ali Asghar Soltanieh, was included in an IAEA resolution on nuclear security which was adopted during the annual session of the IAEA General Conference.
"The necessity to take nuclear security measures, which had been underlined during the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran, was reflected in IAEA resolution on nuclear security," Soltanieh said, adding that the proposal was included in the resolution despite opposition from the US and the European countries.
The 56th annual session of the IAEA General Conference concluded on Friday in Vienna.
More than 3,000 delegates from 155 IAEA member states, international organizations, NGO's and the media attended the five-day event held on September 17-21 .
At the concluding session, the IAEA General Conference delegates adopted resolutions aimed at strengthening the IAEA's work in the areas of nuclear science and technology, safety, security, safeguards and technical cooperation.