Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New Round of IAEA-Iran Talks Begin

A new round of talks between the Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency began on October 9 in Tehran and are expected to last for two or three days. The IAEA is seeking details on how Iran obtained components for its P1 type centrifuges, of which more than 2,000 are in operation at its nuclear enrichment plant at Natanz, and on its research with the more efficient P2 model. The new talks follow an agreement reached in August for Iran to provide answers to outstanding questions over its nuclear program, including plutonium experiments.

In a somewhat related note, here is the most recent statement from the P5+2 on Iran’s Nuclear Program. It was issued on September 28, following a meeting in New York, the foreign ministers of the five permanent member states of the United Nations Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia, and the US – and Germany with the support of the High Representative of the European Union issued a joint statement on September 28 regarding Iran’s nuclear activities.

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