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    IRAN'S "NUCLEAR DOSSIER" FAR FROM CLOSED"

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    WASHINGTON/VIENNA, Mar. 1 (RIA Novosti) - The United States expects IAEA's leadership to get a "more detailed" information on Iran's nuclear program in the coming days, US State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli told the media in Washington.

    Mr. Ereli said that IAEA chief Mohamed el-Baradei in his Monday address to IAEA's public session said the organization was probing into some aspects of the Iranian nuclear program.

    "He [el-Baradei] said Iran had not provided some information and had not been cooperating with IAEA in several cases," Mr. Ereli said.

    Meanwhile, Mr. el-Baradei's, who spoke to the media in Vienna on Tuesday, stated as follows: "IAEA is working on the problems related to Iranian nuclear programs. I cannot name any timeframe for the dossier to be closed."

    "We should get clear, unambiguous answers to all of our questions as to Iranian nuclear programs; we should work on two tracks - building the atmosphere of trust and assuring ourselves that all of the Iranian nuclear programs are under our control," the IAEA chief said.

    "These two aspects of our work in Iran take time because we analyze Tehran's nuclear efforts over the past 20 years. I would like to be done with these issues as soon as possible and, for this reason, I keep on calling Iran to cooperate with IAEA in a more proactive manner to help us to close its nuclear dossier," Mr. el-Baradei emphasized.

    An IAEA director general is to be appointed during the meeting of the Board of Governors slated for June.

    IAEA Board of Governors Chairwoman Ingrid Hall plans to speak during another meeting of the Board of "the state of affairs concerning the appointment of a new IAEA director general because the term of office of Mr. el-Baradei of Egypt expires on November 30 2005".

    The Egyptian lawyer has been the head of IAEA since 1997, having succeeded known Swedish diplomat Hans Blix. Mr. el-Baradei has decided to run for the third term in office.

    He is the only official candidate.

    The United States are against appointing Mr. el-Baradei director general.

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