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2008-08-05 21:00:08

BRUSSELS. Aug 5 (Interfax) - Brussels is expecting a response from the Iranian administration following yesterday's telephone conversation between EU Supreme Commissioner on Foreign Policy and Security Xavier Solana and Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili. Solana reminded the Iranian diplomat that no clear response had been received from Iran on the sextets new proposals on the Iranian nuclear program at the July 19 meeting, and said Brussels expects this...

2008-07-20 12:00:20

By George Jahn Associated Press GENEVA -- A U.S. decision to bend policy and sit down with Iran at nuclear talks fizzled Saturday, with Iran stonewalling Washington and five other world powers on their call to freeze uranium enrichment. In response, the six gave Iran two weeks to respond to their demand, setting the stage for a new round of U.N. sanctions. Iran's refusal to consider suspending enrichment was an indirect slap at the United States, which had sent Undersecretary of State...

2008-07-19 18:00:01

GENEVA, Switzerland _ World powers Saturday gave Iran two weeks to agree to freeze its uranium enrichment program at its current size as a first step toward full-scale negotiations on its nuclear program, or face further U.N. sanctions and isolation. Representatives of the six nations told Iran they would have no more talks on their offer to withhold new U.N. sanctions for six weeks if Iran refrains, for a similar period, from adding new enrichment machines _ called centrifuges _ to the...

2008-07-19 12:00:02

Text of commentary by Mehdi Mohammadi under the headline: "In preparation for justification" published by Iranian newspaper Keyhan website on 17 July "Making efforts to make up for a political debacle through the vehicle of media noise and hype" is the best description that one can give to the behaviour of the Americans vis--vis the Iranian nuclear programmes in the last two weeks or so. In the eyes of the Iranians, America has always been a country without any credibility and reputation....

2008-07-18 18:00:18

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she hopes prospects of better relations with the United States will convince Iran to drop its nuclear ambitions. Undersecretary of State William Burns is to meet Saturday in Geneva with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator. The Bush administration in the past has said there would be no direct talks with Iran until it stopped nuclear enrichment. At a news conference in Washington with officials from Kosovo, Rice said that any country can change...

2008-07-04 09:00:14

Text of report by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 4 July: An informed soured close to nuclear negotiations has announced that Iran's response to the letter of 5+1 foreign ministers, which has been signed by Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki, was delivered to Solana by Iran's ambassador to Brussels. In an interview with the Mehr news agency, this informed source said: The 5+1 views were submitted to Iran during Solana's recent visit to Tehran in three parts of the "proposed...

2008-06-25 09:02:31

Text of analysis by Parviz Esma'ili on "Note" column headlined: "An analysis of the new 5+1 Group's package" published by Iranian newspaper Javan on 16 June "The recent visit by Javier Solana, the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs, to Tehran and submitting the proposed package by the group of 5+1 may be analyzed from different angles. By examining this package that has been brought to Tehran following the official package of proposals submitted earlier on by Iran, the...

2008-06-17 09:00:16

The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Monday, June 16: ___ There's probably no one in the Western world who thinks Iran will suddenly slam into reverse its program of enriching uranium, which the International Atomic Energy Agency recently accused it of developing. It will take time to engage Iran, as Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told editorial writers last week. But, as he explained, there is no better alternative than...

2008-06-16 18:00:09

At 1815gmt, Iranian TV's network two started to broadcast its nightly studio roundtable. A recording of a Press TV roundtable discussion with EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana was broadcast. The conversation was in English with Farsi voice-over. Javier Solana was asked to comment about the package of incentives which he had brought to Iran. He described the new proposal as very "generous". Asked to comment on what has been offered in the package, he said that the package wanted to...

2008-06-14 09:00:03

Excerpt from report by state-run Iranian radio on 14 June [Female presenter] Iran's foreign minister [Manuchehr Mottaki] has received the proposed package by 5+1 group through Javier Solana, the EU foreign affairs' chief. After receiving the package, Mr Mottaki said that naturally Iran's response to the proposed package by 5+1 will be in accordance to their response to Iran's proposed package. He said that Iran's proposed package has been welcomed by many countries in the world. He added...


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