Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency
Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the new round of multifaceted talks between Tehran and the IAEA will be held in Vienna on May 13 and 14.
Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh told reporters on Friday that the two sides would meet at the offices of Iran’s mission to the IAEA in the Austrian capital, IRNA reported.
“Following negotiations with the agency regarding the framework and modality for resolving the questions, it was agreed that the next round of talks be held in the Islamic Republic’s permanent representation offices at international organizations, such as the IAEA, in Vienna,” he added.
Soltanieh said the main aim of the talks would be to devise a framework for answering questions about Iran’s nuclear energy program.
The Iranian envoy also stated that Tehran wants to expand its cooperation with the agency and its position is very clear.
He noted that Iran’s decision to hold talks in Vienna is proof that its nuclear activities are completely peaceful.
“This decision once again proves Tehran’s resolve for cooperation with the IAEA, which also makes evident the baseless [nature] of the allegations against Iran and proves the civilian [nature] of all of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear activities," he added.