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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 09:00

“Significant progress” in implementation of road-map

For the first time, the IAEA has had access to a location at the Parchin site which the IAEA regards as essential for the clarification of outstanding issues concerning Iran’s nuclear programme, Director General Yukiya Amano said this morning, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the statement of IAEA.

Yukiya Amano briefed the IAEA’s Board of Governors on Monday about his visit to Iran over the weekend. IAEA access to the Parchin site is a key provision of the Road-map for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, signed by the two sides in July. Previously, the IAEA had been able to observe the site only using satellite imagery.

“Significant progress has been achieved in the implementation of the Road-map,” Mr Amano told the media following the Board meeting.

The Board received a detailed account of Yukiya Amano’s talks with President Hassan Rouhani, Vice-President of Iran and President of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Access to the location at the Parchin site was important in order to clarify issues related to possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme, Yukiya Amano said.

During his visit to Iran, Yukiya Amano also held discussions with senior Iranian government officials on issues related to the future implementation of Iran’s nuclear related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, recently agreed between Iran and the six countries and the European Union, known as the E3/EU+3.

The Road-map sets out a timeline of activities for the two sides to complete before the end of the year.

“Much work remains in the weeks ahead,” Yukiya Amano said. “Full implementation of the Road-map is essential to clarify all outstanding past and present issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme.”

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