Iran says it will resume talks with nuclear watchdog in May

By REUTERS
April 28, 2012 00:41

DUBAI - Iran will resume talks with the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna on May 13-14, state media quoted the Iranian ambassador to the body as saying on Friday.

Western diplomats said last week Iran had expressed readiness to restart discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) two months after their last meeting ended in failure.

But they added that Tehran still appeared to be stonewalling over the body's most pressing demand to let its inspectors visit a key military site.

Iran's ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh told the IRNA news agency Tehran's decision "shows the peaceful nature of all of its nuclear activities, while showing that claims against Iran are baseless."

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