May 12, 2006

EU to urge halt to all Iran enrichment: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will insist on
Monday that Iran must suspend all uranium enrichment despite
Tehran's demand that some be allowed for research goals,
according to a draft declaration obtained by Reuters on Friday.

"It (the EU Council) calls on the Iranian authorities to
cooperate fully with the IAEA, suspend all enrichment-related
and reprocessing activities, including research and
development," according to a declaration drafted for EU foreign
ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday.

Tehran said on Thursday that a new proposal been drawn up
by European states on its nuclear program must allow Iran to
enrich uranium for atomic research and development purposes.