VIENNA – Mohamed Elbaradei, general secretary of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), urged Iran again here Thursday to suspend its nuclear activities in order to help the Iran's nuclear issues to be solved as soon as possible.
Elbaradei's new report on Iran's nuclear issues was the main topic for discussion of the ongoing IAEA's 35-nation board of governors conference, which is held on November 22 and 23 and focus on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issues and Iran's nuclear issues.
Elbaradei said in his opening address at the conference that the more earlier the negotiation between Iran and the six-parties of the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany could be resumed, the perspective of the mitigation of Iran's nuclear crisis would be more optimistic.
He praised Tehran highly of its "better cooperation" with the agency to clarify the open issues related to its nuclear program, and called on Iran to provide the cooperation "much active" and " rapid" in the future.
Speaking to journalists during the conference, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, ambassador of Iran to the IAEA, warned that the western countries proposed sanction imposed on Iran might result in "negative ending."
According to the action plan worked out by Tehran and the agency on August 21, Iran agreed to submit sensible information to the agency and answer the still open questions related to its nuclear issues.
Elbaradei submitted the new report on Iran's nuclear issues to the board of governors, which acknowledged Iran's cooperation with the agency of clarification on the open issues was "sufficient," while the United States, Britain and Germany continuously censured that Iran did not suspend its uranium enrichment activities in compliance with the resolution of the United Nations Security Council.