Iran presents EU with special message re dispute

21st July 2005, Comments 0 comments

21 July 2005, TEHRAN - Iran presented the E.U. with a special message via its chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rowhani over the ongoing nuclear dispute, the Iranian news agency Mehr reported Thursday. Iranian nuclear delegation spokesman Hussein Moussavian told Mehr that the message was presented during Wednesday's meeting in London with E.U. representatives, but he did not reveal the content of the message. Iranian officials met representatives of the E.U. trio of Britain, France and Germany in London to b

21 July 2005

TEHRAN - Iran presented the E.U. with a special message via its chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rowhani over the ongoing nuclear dispute, the Iranian news agency Mehr reported Thursday.

Iranian nuclear delegation spokesman Hussein Moussavian told Mehr that the message was presented during Wednesday's meeting in London with E.U. representatives, but he did not reveal the content of the message.

Iranian officials met representatives of the E.U. trio of Britain, France and Germany in London to brief them on president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his future policies, including his policies for Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

Mussavian said that the Iranian side advised the E.U. to consider Rowhani's message as the basis for an E.U. proposal on Iran's controversial nuclear programme to be conveyed to Iran at the end of July or beginning of August.

The E.U. reportedly plans to present a package with several incentives to encourage Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment process.

President Mohammad Khatami said last Tuesday that there would be no bargaining over Iran's peaceful nuclear programmes and that no incentive whatsoever could make Iran give up pursuing peaceful nuclear programmes.

Iran maintains it has a right to enrich uranium for power generation purposes.

The international community led by the U.S. however opposes this on the basis that enriched uranium can be used to produce nuclear weapons.

Mussavian also said that the E.U. vowed to respect the results of the June 24 presidential run-off elections and cooperate with Ahmadinejad who is a member of the ultra-conservative Abadgaran party which also controls parliament.

DPA

Subject: German news

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