US disappointed at Iran's non-cooperation on n-programme

US disappointed at Iran
# 19 January 2013 13:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. The US has said it was "deeply disappointed" at Iran's failure to accommodate the UN nuclear watchdog over its controversial nuclear programme, Zee News reported.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland criticised Iran for missing another chance to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by failing to agree on a structured approach and denying the agency access to its Parchin military site.

The Parchin military site is suspected by Western powers of being used for conducting nuclear bomb-related experiments.

"They (Iran) were, once again, unable to come to agreement with the IAEA either on a structured approach or on being able to visit Parchin," Nuland was quoted as saying.

"We're obviously deeply disappointed that Iran has once again missed an opportunity to cooperate with the IAEA and to provide the international community with the transparency that we're all seeking in order to resolve our concerns about Iran's nuclear programme," she said.

Nuland said discussions with Iran were continuing to set a date and venue for fresh talks with the P5+1 comprising Britain, China, France, Russia, the US and Germany.