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IAEA yet to agree with Tehran on structured framework
 • IAEA failed to make a deal with Iran on structured framework to resolve issues on its nuclear program. • Herman Nackaerts told reporters Thursday that they were not granted to visit the Parchin military base. • Irans permanent representative to the IAEA said that some differences were settled.
 
VIENNA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations nuclear watchdog again failed to make a deal with Tehran on a so-called structured framework to resolve the outstanding issues regarding Irans nuclear program.
Herman Nackaerts, deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told reporters Thursday at the Vienna international airport that they were not granted to visit the Parchin military base southeast of Tehran as well.
However, Nackaerts still committed to talk with Iran to resolve the reaming differences, media report said.
IAEA has been trying a year to clinch a deal with Tehran over the structured framework document, which would allow the IAEA to investigate into Irans nuclear activities, including granting access to Parchin.
IAEA has urged Iran to cooperate with the agency to clarify the outstanding issues in its disputed nuclear activities, as well as opening access to Parchin, which is suspected to conducted an explosive test relevant to nuclear weapon experiment.
After the meeting, Irans permanent representative to the IAEA Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said on Wednesday that some differences were settled and agreement was reached at Wednesdays meeting on some points of modality to resolve the alleged subjects over Irans nuclear program.
Both sides will consider new proposals made in the meeting and will put forward their opinions in the next meeting, according to Soltanieh, without elaborating on the details of the agreements, proposals, date or venue for the next round of the meeting.
Iran and the West are locked in a bitter dispute over the formers nuclear activities, with the latter accusing Tehran of developing nuclear weapon under the cover of peaceful purpose, a charge Iran has consistently denied.
Iran has insisted that its rights to peaceful nuclear activities, and above all the right to uranium enrichment should be recognized by the IAEA and world powers.
Iran has agreed recently to start fresh talks with the so-called P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany -- on Feb. 26 in Kazakhstan.
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Iran says talks with IAEA to be continued
TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was concluded here Wednesday, with Irans permanent representative to the IAEA saying that Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog will discuss new proposals in the next meeting.
According to semi-official Fars news agency, Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said some differences were settled and agreement was reached at Wednesdays meeting on some points of modality to resolve the alleged subjects over Irans nuclear program.   Full story
Iran continues installation of new uranium enrichment centrifuges: nuclear chief
TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran is continuing the installation of new uranium enrichment centrifuges at the central Natanz facility, said Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoon Abbasi on Wednesday, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
The remarks came after experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran started a new round of talks in Iran s capital of Tehran on Wednesday with hopes to resolve the differences between the UN nuclear watchdog and Iran over the latters disputed nuclear program.  Full story
Iran confirms conversion of 20-pct enriched uranium into fuel ahead of IAEA talks
TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Tuesday, a day ahead of the new round of nuclear talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), confirmed earlier reports that Iran had started conversion of its high-grade enriched uranium into reactor fuel.
On Monday, foreign media, quoting diplomats close to the IAEA, reported that the Islamic republic had resumed converting parts of its 20-percent enriched uranium into fuel.  Full story

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