IAEA chief calls for diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear issue


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has called for a concerted international effort to find a diplomatic channel to resolve the existing issues over Iran’s nuclear energy program.
“There is an opportunity to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue diplomatically. Now is the time for all of us to work with a sense of urgency and seize the opportunity for a diplomatic solution,” Amano told a quarterly meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors on Thursday.

On November 11, Amano acknowledged that Iran’s nuclear energy facilities are used for peaceful purposes.
Amano confirmed that a large number of nuclear energy facilities in Iran are under IAEA supervision and are used for civilian purposes.

The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran argues that as a signatory to Non-Proliferation treaty and a member of the IAEA, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.



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