TEHRAN, Iran: A top Iranian diplomat has stated that the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) new Iran report contains some positive changes, including the removal of a place from the agency's list that is believed to suggest the likely presence in the past of a uranium metal disc.
Following his visit to Iran, Mohammad Reza Ghaebi, head of Iran's permanent mission to international organisations in Vienna, made the remarks in response to IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi's report on the agency's Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) safeguards agreement with the Islamic republic, according to reports.
Despite the presence of certain unresolved technical issues between the two sides, according to Ghaebi, the latest report, which contains the agency's usual updates for presentation to the IAEA Board of Governors meeting on Monday, repeats the presence of certain unresolved technical issues between the two sides.
He said the report has some positive adjustments and indicates both parties' commitment to work together to resolve their differences and resolve the remaining safeguards issues.
According to a joint statement released by Grossi and Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, after their meeting in Tehran early Saturday, Iran and the IAEA agreed on a timetable to settle Iran's nuclear safeguards issues by June.