By Alex Kramer (AIC Intern Student)
The IAEA and Iranian representatives held talks this week on how to investigate Iranian nuclear facilities, which have been described as very productive. The International Atomic Energy Agency wants to inspect the possible military dimension of Iran’s nuclear program. The progress of the talks has not been specified, but it has been made public that Iran put forward a proposal in an attempt to satisfy IAEA demands.
Tero Varjoranta, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards of the IAEA, stated in a joint statement that “Iran presented a new proposal on practical measures as a constructive contribution to strengthen cooperation and dialogue with a view to future resolution of all outstanding issues.” Reza Najafi, Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA stated that “I believe that with the submission of this new proposal by Iran, we have been able to open a new chapter of cooperation.”
The next round of meetings between Rouhani’s representatives and the IAEA will take place in Tehran, raising expectations that a deal could be reached. The meetings will be held shortly after the UN Security Council, Germany, and Iran meet again on November 7th and 8th.
This article is part of Insider & Insight, a new AIC program aimed at providing different perspectives and analyses on key developments in US-Iran relations. The commentary and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not reflect the official position of American Iranian Council.