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UN Nuclear Negotiators Plan New Talks in Tehran

Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA, Reza Najafi, left, and IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, Tero Tapio Varjoranta, International Center, Vienna, Oct. 29, 2013.
Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA, Reza Najafi, left, and IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, Tero Tapio Varjoranta, International Center, Vienna, Oct. 29, 2013.
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The United Nations' nuclear agency says it is pleased with Iran's "new approach" to talks over Tehran's controversial nuclear program, and both sides plan to meet again next month in Iran.
 
The comments came after a second day of meetings Tuesday between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
 
IAEA Deputy Director General Tero Varjoranta called Iran's presentation "constructive."
 
"Iran presented new proposals on practical measures as a constructive contribution to strengthen cooperation and dialogue with a view to future resolution of all outstanding issues," he said.
 
Reza Najafi, Iran's ambassador to the IAEA, also expressed hope progress is within reach.
 
"I believe with the submission of this new proposal by Iran, we have been able to open a new chapter of cooperation," said Najafi. "The ultimate goal will be the resolution of all remaining issues."
 
The two sides will meet again on November 11 in Tehran.
 
The IAEA has been trying to investigate Western allegations that Iran secretly worked on developing nuclear weapons. Iran maintains its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes and that it is not pursuing nuclear weapons.
 
Iran is meeting with both the IAEA and world powers over how to resolve questions over its nuclear ambitions.
 
Since the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani as Iran's president this past June, diplomats have been hopeful that progress can be made on both fronts.
 
Iranian negotiators are preparing for additional talks with experts from the so-called P5+1, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, later this week. Those talks are expected to lay the groundwork for higher level talks early next month in Geneva.
 
The IAEA plays a pivotal role on technical aspects of nuclear inspections.
 
The U.N. Security Council has hit Iran with several rounds of sanctions over its nuclear program, severely hurting Iran's economy.

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by: Godwin from: Nigeria
October 29, 2013 10:23 PM
The words, 'new approach' and 'constructive' appear to be a new diplomatic gingle in Iran nuclear negotiation. Proposal and more proposals, what does the world stand to achieve in making proposals that have no way of solving the issue on the ground? Before Rouhani's election, the demands of the UN, IAEA and the P5+1 have been made and are with Iranian authorities; who wants a new proposal and for what purpose? All this sliding tackle diplomacy is coming because of the weakness at the US White House. And why not if after Washington said use of chemical weapon on Syrian civilians was a red line Assad should not cross, Assad crossed it with impunity and the same Washington DC shifted the goalpost to say "I did not set the red line..." And rather than demand a concrete action taken on Assad and his regime, the weapons of mass destruction were called for to be destroyed while the perpetrators walk free. Iran can only take a cue from the foregoing and change its game plan, after all there is no serious political will at the White House to sustain tangible punitive action. Washington is further weakened by the overzealous desire at the head to woo and embrace a prodigal Iran thereby causing a rift with existing and more valuable relations with Saudi Arabia and Israel. Call it diplomatic suicide if you wish, but I think it is political miscalculation and immaturity on the part of policy implementation at the White House. All this is leading to only one goal - a nuclear powered Iran that will not only multiply the ripple effect of the axis and access of evil to not only USA but the whole world.

by: Fuad from: Saudi Arabia
October 29, 2013 1:27 PM
these "talks" have been conducted for at least 10 years... nothing materialized... and Iran has entered on these talks with the intent to deceive the world... but, I agree with the Iranians on the name "new approach" i just favor the US/Israel interpretation of the phrase...

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