Moscow: IAEA's report on Iran reflects some progress
Russia said Monday that a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog reflected some progress in clarifying Iran's nuclear works, but called on Tehran to continue its cooperation with the inquiry.
The IAEA's report concluded that Iran had been generally truthful about key aspects of its nuclear history. But it said it still could not rule out that Iran had a secret weapons program, the AP reported.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said that the IAEA's report marked a move forward in answering questions, but said that the agency should continue its probe. "It's not a final positive diagnosis yet," he said in a statement. "The IAEA still can't confirm the absence of undeclared nuclear activities in Iran. To achieve that, Iran still has to do lot in cooperation with the agency."
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