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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.
Text of article by Komail Naqipur under Gozaresh-e Ruz [Report of the Day] column headlined: The talks and suspension calculations, which one is beneficial to the 5+1 group published by Iranian newspaper Iran website on 15 July The secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and the team of diplomats of our country for nuclear negotiation will land at Geneva airport on 29 Tir 1387 [19 July 2008] under circumstances where it is not necessary for their Western counterparts to bargain...
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.
The United States and Iran, poised to meet Saturday in Geneva in their first face-to-face talks on Iran's nuclear program, sent more signals Friday that they may be ready to step away from confrontation and begin a grueling process to resolve three decades of hostility.
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.
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Friday that Tehran believes the ideas for opening an American interests section in Tehran and inauguration of a direct flight between Iran and the US are worth considering by the two sides.
Iran's foreign minister says his government is still weighing a U.S. proposal to establish a diplomatic mission in Tehran. Manouchehr Mottaki told reporters that the request was not formally made to Iran but rather was floated through the news media, Iran's Press TV said Friday.
Text of news item headlined: "Total will not invest in energy due to political risks" published by Iranian newspaper Mardom Salari on 12 July French company Total announced that it would make no new investment in the energy section in Iran.
LEADING ARTICLE IRAN The surest reason for believing that America really has reversed its policy on Iran, to the pursuit of face-to-face negotiations and the establishment of a US office in Tehran, is the outrage it has caused among hardliners in Washington.
Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Moscow, July 17: Iran's Ambassador to Russia said on Wednesday [16 July] that Iran has planned to generate 20,000 MW electricity from 20 nuclear power plants in next 20 years.
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