Iranian Nuclear Team Departs for Rome

October 23, 2007

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Iran's high ranking nuclear team left Tehran for Rome for the fourth round of negotiations with the European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana.

Iran's nuclear team comprises the new Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili and representative of the Supreme Leader to the SNSC Ali Larijani.

Mohammad Saeedi, Deputy Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization for International Affairs and deputy secretary of SNSC Javad Vaeedi will also participate in the talks.

Larijani and Solana met in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 23. They also held talks from May 31 to June 1.

They had discussed Iran's peaceful nuclear program in Ankara, Turkey, from April 25-26.

Three rounds of discussions held between Solana and Larijani as well as the meeting of Iran's top nuclear negotiator with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei caused the two sides to reach an agreement. The agreement, inked on August 21, is currently under way.

Based on the agreement signed by Tehran and the IAEA, six issues, including plutonium, centrifuges P1 and P2, source of contamination, metal uranium document, polonium-210, and Chegin mine, are on agenda of the discussion. Of the cases, the files of plutonium and pollution in Karaj have thus far been closed.