IAEA Director Yukiya Amano warned today that the standoff on Iran’s nuclear program is “worrying.” Amano also stressed that work for a diplomatic solution should continue.
Amano’s comments came as the IAEA said in a report that Iran was days away of being able to triple production of 20-percent enriched uranium at its new Fordo facility.
“The situation is worrying but it is important to continue to seek a diplomatic solution,” Amano told reporters in Paris after talks with French President Francois Hollande.
“We are going to have a high-level dialogue with Iran on the 13th of December in Tehran. The way to solve this issue is by diplomatic means and we will continue our efforts,” Amano added.
Meanwhile, the Iranian ambassador to Moscow told reporters that Iran was ready to resume talks with the major powers on the future of its nuclear program but the West should approach these talks “more constructively.”
“We hope that in the next talks, the six nations - instead of (applying) a double standard, would approach these talks more constructively,” said Reza Sajjadi, Iran’s ambassador, after meeting with Russia’s chief negotiators in the talks.