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DUBAI: Iran said it had made some progress in resolving its disputes with the UN atomic watchdog, state media reported, even though the two sides’ latest talks failed to seal a deal on letting inspectors visit a military site.
The Islamic state and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met this week, but did not manage to revive an investigation into Iran’s suspected nuclear arms research, the UN organisation’s officials said on Friday.
Iran’s ambassador to the body, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, later said some progress had been made in the talks, Press TV reported. “We had two days of intensive talks and we were able to in fact bridge the gap to some extent,” Soltanieh was quoted as saying late on Friday.
“There was agreement with the agency about some issues, but no document has been signed yet ... In terms of getting views closer together and resolving some disputes the negotiations with the agency were successful,” he told state news agency IRNA.
Soltanieh, however, stuck to Iran’s stance that it would not stop uranium enrichment “for a second”. REUTERS