GENEVA - Iran said on Tuesday that it expected talks with the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to continue and it was optimistic that they would proceed in the right direction.
"We expect the dialogue that has started will continue," Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters after giving a speech to the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament. "There was some disagreement on drafting an initial framework that would set the ground for a new roadmap as how to proceed."
In high-level talks the IAEA conducted in Tehran earlier this month, Iranian officials again declined to address intelligence reports about covert research relevant to developing nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful energy purposes only.
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