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IAEA fails to reach agreement with Iran

02-22-2012 14:46 BJT

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The UN has failed to secure an agreement with Iran during two days of talks over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear activities.

The UN's nuclear watchdog says Tehran rejected the International Atomic Energy Agency's request to visit the key Parchin military site. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says it's disappointing that Iran did not pose a constructive spirit to solve problems.

Earlier, Iran's envoy to the IAEA had said Tehran expected to hold more talks with the IAEA. But the IAEA says at this point, there's no agreement on further discussions.

Iran has long rejected accusations that its nuclear program is a covert bid to develop a nuclear weapons capability. It insists it is seeking to produce only electricity.

The failed negotiations seem likely to add to already soaring tension with Western powers, which have strengthened sanctions on the major oil producer in recent months.

International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) chief inspector Herman Nackaerts(left) speaks
to the press after his trip to Iran. The UN nuclear agency's trip to Iran was not as
"good" as its chief inspector described this week, with real pressure now on Tehran for
the next visit later this month, according to diplomats and analysts.


Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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