Iran says such an agreement is needed before it can consider arequest by U.N. inspectors to visit the Parchin military site wherethey believe explosives tests relevant for developing nuclearweapons may have been carried out. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran held talksthis week in Vienna and are due to meet again on May 21, two daysbefore Tehran and the six global powers discuss the future of itsdisputed nuclear program in Baghdad. Western diplomats accredited to the U.N. Knuckle Boom Truck Crane
agency said Iran seemedkeen to agree a so-called “structured approach” – an outline of howto deal with the IAEA’s questions – ahead of Baghdad in theapparent hope of gaining leverage there. They say they would welcome any sign that Iran is prepared to stopstonewalling an almost four-year-old IAEA investigation based onWestern intelligence suggesting Iran has researched ways to acquirethe ability to produce nuclear bombs. But they caution that it remains to be seen whether anunderstanding with IAEA is implemented in practice, saying Iran inthe past has used haggling over procedural matters as a way to buymore time as its nuclear program advances. It would be “a step forward on the process side,” one diplomat saidabout the possibility of an agreement to be announced on Monday,suggesting it would signal real progress “if it gets us to where wecan finally address substance.” He said it would be a relatively brief document on the scope andprinciples of how to pursue talks regarding possible militarydimensions to Iran’s nuclear program: “No real details. Just aprecursor to starting to ask real questions.” The U.N. Truck Loader Crane Manufacturer
nuclear watchdog, tasked with preventing the spread ofnuclear weaponry in the world, has made it clear it will only signup to something that would enable it to carry out its investigationwithout restrictions, and not “tie our hands”. Two previous rounds of talks in Tehran early this year failed tomake any notable progress. But both sides were more upbeat afterthe May 14-15 meeting in the Austrian capital, raising hopes of apossible outcome when talks resume on Monday. A non-Western envoy said: “Progress has been made. There are stillone or two outstanding issues. Wrecker Tow Truck
My impression is that both sideshave the willingness to move forward.” Iran denies having a covert atomic bomb agenda, saying it isenriching uranium only for a future network of civilian nuclearpower stations and a medical isotope reactor. (Editing by Mark Heinrich).