Itongadol.- Islamic republic drafting internal document to provide complete picture of atomic activities, coordinate across government bodies.
Iran said on Monday it was drafting a comprehensive account of its nuclear activities, but did not indicate whether this would be made available to help the final diplomatic push to resolve a decade-old dispute with the West over the program.
The move could meet Western demands for greater transparency to address concerns that Iran may have been trying to develop a nuclear weapons capability, but Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran\’s atomic energy agency, made no mention of this.
"There are various files on our atomic program, but we\’re lacking a comprehensive document, which we are writing now," the official IRNA news agency quoted Kamalvandi as saying.
"This is time-consuming, as we need to coordinate with other government bodies, but we hope to have it finished in eight months."
This timeframe would take the report past a July 20 deadline for the conclusion of the talks between Iran and six world powers – the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia.
The talks are intended to allay concerns of a weapons program and agree a framework for Iran\’s future nuclear work. Part of the basis for a deal will be an inquiry by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) into Iran\’s nuclear research to establish whether it sought atomic bomb technology in the past and, if it did, whether that work has stopped.