Latest News:  


No concrete results after Iran, IAEA meeting, further talks agreed


08:31, May 16, 2013

VIENNA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- No concrete deal was made at the meeting between Iran and the UN nuclear watch dog in Vienna, while both sides agreed on more talks to finalize a nuclear inspection document, officials said on Wednesday.

"Proposals were given by both sides, we decided both sides will work out carefully on the these proposals given today," Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's envoy to the UN nuclear agency told reporters after their one-day meeting. "We have a very construction and intensive discussion today," he said.

"We must recognize that our best efforts have not been successful so far,"said Herman Nackaerts, the Deputy Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who is leaving his position soon afterwards.

However, Nackaerts said he would continue to discuss the "structured approach" with Iran in the next round of talks.

IAEA has been striving hard in a year and half to strike a deal with Tehran over the document which could authorize investigations into Iran's disputed nuclear program.

It has been tipped the talk could hardly make any progress before the meeting even started.

One Vienna based diplomat told Xinhua he is not surprised with the result. "We are not surprised, the differences between the two sides can hardly be bridged," a the diplomat told Xinhua after the talks,"they proceed the talk only because the talks have not broken down, but still tough in the future."

Officials based in Vienna said since the inspections are already beyond the "Safeguard Agreement", Iran wants the agency to close the case once the "possible military dimensions" of its nuclear activities are clarified, which IAEA could not accept.

The UN agency wants Iran to open access to the skeptical sites and document relevant to Iran's nuclear program when Iran's nuclear activities are suspected by the Agency, to which Iran opposes.

Soltanieh said the Agency could not conduct the investigation by the "baseless" intelligences provided by the western intelligent agency anytime.

Iran is asking IAEA to provide such intelligence to Iran so Tehran could carry out cooperation with the UN nuclear watch dog, however, the agency said it's still not the "right time."

We recommend:

New Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in

See the remarkable photos of April

May Day protests around the globle

People rally to urge immigration policy

Greek Orthodox Patriarch's washing of feet ceremony

101.73-carat diamond to be auctioned in Geneva

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:MaXi、Liang Jun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Troops in long-distance maneuver drill

  2. Int'l Maritime Defense Exhibition Asia

  3. Traditional Carabao Festival kicks off

  4. Giant rubber duck deflates at HK harbor

  5. Yi people celebrate festival in Yunnan

  6. China’s weekly story (2013.5.3-5.11)

  7. Top 10 weirdest currencies in the world

  8. Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy

  9. 2013 Qingdao Int'l Auto Show kicks off

  10. No Wonderland any more

Most Popular


  1. Teen's tragedy reveals child abuse problems
  2. People with depression show disrupted brain 'clock'
  3. iPad obsession hurting child's development
  4. Positive signs in Europe hard won
  5. Who do psychiatrists turn to for therapy?
  6. Park-Obama summit cements alliance
  7. Disclosure delays help fuel online rumors
  8. Yuan appreciation nears limit: experts
  9. Renaming 'Arab Spring' cannot hide prejudice
  10. Negative forecast leads Rio Tinto to lay-off

What’s happening in China

Maserati limousine wreck over car parts quality claim

  1. Child molestation suspects arrested
  2. China allocates 1.3 bln USD for low-rent housing
  3. China's lottery sales pick up steam
  4. Foot-and-mouth case confirmed in Xinjiang
  5. Helicopter hijacking confirmed by official