Amano: Iran nuclear issue is complicated
Amano made the statement as part of a joint press interaction with India's Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai in New Delhi, India. He said Iran has a comprehensive safeguard agreement with the U.N.'s nuclear agency and is subject to U.N. Security Council resolutions. The situation is complicated because Iran is not implementing the resolutions, India Blooms reports.
"In light of this standard, I can say that declared activities and material of Iran are staying in peaceful purposes, but as Iran is not implementing U.N. Security Council resolutions and the part of the (comprehensive) safeguard agreement, we cannot give assurance that everything is for peaceful purposes," Amano said, according to India Blooms. "Then what should be done? I firmly believe that the solution should be through diplomatic means and dialogue."
There is still no agreement on the matter of the security council resolutions between the IAEA and Iran despite intensifying dialogue since November 2011. Amano said the IAEA is committed to solving the issue using dialogue, India Blooms reports.
"I will continue the dialogue with Iran and hope that we can report positive results through our next meeting in June," Amano said, according to India Blooms.