Following a meeting with the IAEA Director General in Tehran on Sunday, the Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization expressed optimistic views over how Iran and the agency work things together.
Aliakbar Salehi who was speaking in a joint press conference with Yukyia Amano said "During Amano’s first trip to Iran an agreement was signed based on which over 13 demands posed by the agency were satisfied in two parts. These demands were then reflected positively in the IAEA report.”
"In the 3rd step where the agency has 5 more demands we are going to answer these within the Joint Plan of Action with the P5+1, regarding which some measures have been taken,” he added.
Salehi then stated "During the talk we held with Mr. Amano today we focused mainly on the exploding-bridgewire detonators or EBWs, which has a long story and I have to say that luckily our friends have adequately answered the entire questions posed.”
Iran’s chief nuclear official added "We hope that this time Mr. Amano takes a giant step regarding EBWs with the notion that the issue is about to be wrapped up. We expect, and this was told him, that once this step is taken, future ones will be taken more easily.”