Iran calls IAEA too insecure to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme’s PMD
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 12 /Trend D. Khatinoglu/
Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi Davani said today that IAEA doesn't have enough security to prevent a leakage of sensitive information, then Tehran's involvement in talks about the probable military diminution of the country's nuclear programme is a "great compensation" to the IAEA.
"This is compensation for the IAEA to raise its international position, but they shoud avoid asking Iran sensitive questions, because their system is not secure", Abbasi said.
Iran and the IAEA seek to finalise a structured framework that could outline the cooperation between the two sides. The IAEA wants to revisit Parchin, a military site southeast of Tehran, to probe Western and Israeli allegations that the site is linked to Iran's nuclear energy programme. The next round of negotiations is planned for Feb.13.
Iran has rejected the allegation of nuclear activities being carried out at Parchin with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi pointing out that it is technically impossible to clean up places where nuclear work has been done.
In addition, Iran has allowed the IAEA to inspect the site twice in the past. Tehran says any new agency inspection must be governed by an agreement that lays out the scope of such a visit.
Soltanieh rejected claims by certain Western media outlets that the agency's representatives had been seeking a breakthrough in the two-day meeting.
"I reject this assessment because as I said, we had two days of intensive talks and were able to bridge the gap to some extent, but whether we were able to finally sign it was no which is very natural because we will do it only when both sides come to the conclusion that major concerns are incorporated."
Nackaerts made brief arrival comments on Friday when he said that "differences remain," and no deal was reached.
Agency officials say they are willing to continue negotiations but some privately have described the delays as a tactic to further stall the investigations.