IAEA Calls for Negotiation on Iran

news22.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- The International Atomic Energy Agency has called for negotiation and mutual accommodation to achieve a long-term solution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear program, after the Security Council imposed sanctions and called for a full and sustained suspension of the country’s uranium enrichment activities.

Following Saturday’s Council vote, IAEA Director General Mohammad ElBaradei expressed the hope for a long-term comprehensive agreement, which would allow for the development of relations and cooperation with Iran based on “mutual respect and the establishment of international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.”

He said the agency would implement the relevant parts of the Council resolution, which called on the IAEA to verify the suspension of “proliferation sensitive nuclear activities,” including all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities and work on all heavy water-related projects.

The resolution bans trade with Iran in all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, which could contribute to nuclear activities.

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