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News ID: 107305
Publish Date : 30 September 2022 - 22:18
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VIENNA (Dispatches) -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Muhammad Eslami has reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s commitment to the Safeguards Agreement and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), stressing that Tehran will continue to facilitate the UN nuclear agency’s monitoring of the country’s activities as in the past.
Eslami made the remark after attending the 66th annual regular session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s General Conference here Thursday as he elaborated on the results of his participation in the event and his meetings with senior foreign officials, including IAEA’s Director General Rafael Grossi.
The Iranian official said he had met and conferred with Grossi and his deputies over remaining issues concerning Iran’s nuclear activities, also reviewing the cooperation between the UN nuclear watchdog and the AEOI.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is always committed to complying with Safeguards regulations and we are also committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; we facilitate the International Atomic Energy Agency’s supervision of our activities in accordance with the Agency’s regulations and will do so in the future,” Eslami told reporters.
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also said he had held talks with the members of a delegation from Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom and Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on the sidelines of the international conference.
“We talked and exchanged opinions about joint cooperation between Iran and Russia and in the context of speeding up the construction of the second and third power plants,” Eslami said, referring to his meeting with the Rosatom delegation.
Pointing to his talks with the Hungarian foreign minister, Eslami said Tehran and Budapest have long-lasting research, scientific and educational relations.
The Iranian official also said a Hungarian delegation is set to visit Iran in the future to look into ways for implementing mutual agreements.

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