(hurriyet.com) - The president of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohammed El Baradei, has made comments in support of the Turkish role in finding a solution to the Iranian nuclear program crisis. El Baradei, who is in Ankara holding talks regarding Turkey's plans to build a nuclear power generator in the Black Sea city
of Sinop, met yesterday with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports Trend.
Following his meetings with Erdogan, El Baradei held a press conference, at which he commented that he held views similar to Erdogan's on the need to find a diplomatic solution to the international tension surrounding Iran's nuclear ambitions. El Baradei said he hoped that Iran would give a positive response to the proposal packet offered to Tehran by the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany. The head of the Atomic Energy agency then thanked Turkey for its continuing role as a mediator between Tehran and the rest of the world.
In response to a reporter's question asking him to compare Turkey and Iran's nuclear programs, El Baradei commented that Turkey had no intention of enriching uranium at this pointed, but noted that if there were such an effort in the future, it would have to be under international inspection.