Iran to reveal plans on resuming negotiations

10th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

10 October 2005, TEHRAN - The Iranian foreign ministry announced Sunday that the Islamic republic will soon disclose its plans on the resumption of nuclear negotiations with a range of foreign states.

10 October 2005

TEHRAN - The Iranian foreign ministry announced Sunday that the Islamic republic will soon disclose its plans on the resumption of nuclear negotiations with a range of foreign states.

"We have plans which will be disclosed soon to resume our nuclear talks with several foreign countries including some European states," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Assefi told reporters in his weekly press conference in Tehran.

The spokesman said that Iran's foreign minister plans to visit China, and different diplomatic delegations will be dispatched to European, Asian, Arabian and some Latin American states to prepare the ground for the resumption of nuclear talks.

Negotiations between the E.U. and Iran stalled in August after Iran resumed uranium processing, or preparing uranium for enrichment, in its nuclear plant in Isfahan.

The E.U. trio of Britain, France and Germany has been trying to convince Tehran to stop all nuclear activities that could lead to the construction of a nuclear bomb.

But Iran believes that the E.U. failed to fulfil its obligations and acted contrary to an agreement signed by the two sides in Paris in November 2004, forcing Iran to consider other negotiation partners in the nuclear dispute.

Last month, the governing body of the U.N. nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approved a resolution presented by the E.U. referring the Iranian nuclear issue to the U.N. Security Council.

This prompted an immediate condemnation and a threat to refuse nuclear controls from Tehran.

DPA

Subject: German news

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