Jalili: Iran will Strongly Pursue Nuclear Policy

October 23, 2007

New Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran will strongly pursue its nuclear diplomacy.

There is a broad consensus on Iran's nuclear diplomacy by people from all walks of life, the country's high ranking officials and the nation put the seal of approval on the country's nuclear diplomacy, Jalili said.

He commended efforts of Ali Larijani during his tenure in the past two years and underlined that "We will strongly pursue Iran's nuclear policy."
High ranking Iranian nuclear team arrived here Tuesday for the fourth round of negotiations with European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana.

The delegation is headed by new Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili.

Jalili is accompanied by representative of the Supreme Leader to the SNSC and former chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, as well as Deputy Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization for international affairs Mohammad Saeedi and deputy secretary of SNSC Javad Vaeedi.

Later in the day, the Iranian delegation is scheduled to meet Solana.

Three rounds of talks held between Solana and Larijani as well as the meeting of Iran's top nuclear negotiator (Larijani) with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei led to the signing of an agreement between Iran and the agency on August 21.

Based on the agreement, six issues, including plutonium, centrifuges P1 and P2, source of contamination, metal uranium document, polonium-210, and Chegin mine, were put on the agenda of talks.

Of these cases, the files of plutonium and pollution in Karaj have been closed.

During its two-day stay in Rome, the Iranian nuclear team is also expected to meet senior Italian officials.