May 16, 2006

EU3 to offer Iran nuclear reactor: diplomats

BERLIN (Reuters) - The EU's three biggest powers plan to
offer Iran a light-water nuclear reactor as part of a package
of incentives if Tehran agrees to freeze its uranium enrichment
program, EU diplomats said on Tuesday.

"The EU3 and Solana are planning an offer of a European
light-water reactor to Iran in return for a suspension of its
enrichment program," a European Union diplomat familiar with
the negotiations on Iran told Reuters on condition of

He said the political directors from the "EU3" -- Britain,
France and Germany -- and the office of EU foreign policy chief
Javier Solana would discuss the proposed incentives plan with
their U.S., Russian and Chinese counterparts in London on