Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano
On February 7, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC).
The progress of negotiations on resolving the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme was a particular focus of discussion at the meeting.
Mr Lavrov praised the IAEA's professionalism in ensuring the verification of Iran's compliance with its nuclear commitments fixed in the Joint Plan of Action, which was coordinated by six world powers in Geneva on November 24, 2013.
The Russian side emphasised the key role the IAEA had to play in carrying out inspections within the framework of a future agreement on a final and comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear programme issue. In order to maintain the sustainable functioning of the IAEA, it is important that inspections be based on the universally accepted practice of applying the agency's guarantees.
February 7, 2015