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Iran and UN atomic energy agency agree to strengthen nuclear cooperation
Nov 12, 2013

Iran's nuclear programme – which as stated is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries protested it by saying that it is driven by military ambitions. The international concern has raised since the discovery in 2003 that the country had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Thus to resolve the issues between Iran and IAEA, agreement has been signed to strengthen their cooperation and dialogue, aimed at ensuring the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme through the resolution of all outstanding issues that have not already been resolved by the IAEA.

Under the Framework, Iran and the IAEA will cooperate with respect to verification activities to be undertaken by the IAEA to resolve all present and past issues. It is foreseen that Iran's cooperation will include providing the IAEA with timely information about its nuclear facilities and in regard to the implementation of transparency measures. The IAEA as also agreed to continue to take into account Iran's security concerns including through the use of managed access and the protection of confidential information.

Also the framework includes providing mutually agreed relevant information and access to the Gchine mine in Bandar Abbas and the Heavy Water Production Plant, providing information on all new research reactors, providing information regarding the identification of 16 sites designated for the construction of nuclear power plants, and clarification on the announcements made by Iran regarding additional enrichment facilities and with respect to laser enrichment technology.

 


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