Friday, July 3, 2015

Amano: Better Understanding, More Work - Update

IAEA General Secretary Yukiya Amano said in statement released by the IAEA that the purpose of his visit to Iran on Thursday was to “advance work toward the resolution of all outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program, including clarification of possible military dimensions (PMD).”

Amano added that the two sides now “have a better understanding on some ways forward, though more work will be needed.”

Amano's statement cautiously confirms an earlier report by Bloomberg that 
quoted a senior Iranian officials as saying Iran had agreed to sign the IAEA's Additional Protocol as part of a nuclear deal, allowing managed inspection of sensitive sites and questioning of nuclear officials. The PMD report is a key parameter for lifting of sanction, and Amano's visit to Tehran and his meetings with President Rouhani and Adm. Shamkhani could be the breakthrough needed to strike a final deal.

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