IAEA: Iran talks to resume mid-May

Iranian envoy to IAEA: Decision to resume talks "shows the peaceful nature of our nuclear activities."

By REUTERS
April 28, 2012 12:55
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IRANIAN IAEA AMBASSADOR Ali Asghar Soltanieh

IRANIAN IAEA AMBASSADOR Ali Asghar Soltanieh 390. (photo credit: Herwig Prammer/Reuters)

VIENNA - The United Nations nuclear watchdog confirmed on Saturday it will resume talks with Iran in mid-May, more than two months after the last meeting over concerns about the Islamic state's atomic activities ended in failure.

Gill Tudor, spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the meeting would take place on May 14-15 at the Iranian diplomatic mission in Vienna.

"The purpose is to continue the negotiations started early this year," Tudor said in an email.

She was commenting on a

Iran has also restarted negotiations with six world powers over its nuclear program and the sides have agreed to meet again in Baghdad on May 23.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday Iran was optimistic that the talks with United States, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain would make progress.


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