Joint Press Briefing with Olli Heinonen, International Atomic Energy Agency Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and Javad Vaeedi, Under-Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council

July 24, 2007

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

A delegation from Iran met at IAEA Headquarters as part of the process to draw up a work plan for the modalities for resolving the outstanding issues related to Iran´s past nuclear programme. IAEA Deputy Director General for Safeguards, Olli Heinonen, and head of the Iranian delegation, Javad Vaeedi, Under-Secretary of Iran´s Supreme National Security Council, addressed the press:

HEINONEN: This whole process started two weeks ago and is continuing. We have been talking about outstanding issues. This time we agreed on certain fixed time schedules. Some events will take place next week; our inspectors will visit the Arak reactor as we agreed last time. Then a week later, some inspectors and a team will go to talk about other issues such as the plutonium contamination. And then, we talk about other outstanding issues that are related to the enrichment programme. These discussions will continue in the weeks to come."

VAEEDI: This meeting was the second one. This is a follow-up of Tehran. We had a good discussion, and we had constructive progress in this meeting. Also we fixed the next meeting on 20 August, in Tehran. Now we look forward to move forward in the best mood and with the best efforts.