France: Iran has not answered nuclear questions

12th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

Iran has not responded to requests for talks on its nuclear programme, France said Friday in a statement calling for Tehran to attend a multilateral meeting before the UN General Assembly.

Paris - Iran has not responded to requests for talks on its nuclear programme, France said Friday in a statement calling for Tehran to attend a multilateral meeting before the UN General Assembly.

A new package of proposals by Tehran "does not constitute a response to the proposals for negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme," said French foreign ministry spokeswoman Christine Fages.

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana is in contact with Tehran to try to organise a meeting and "we believe this should take place before the General Assembly of the United Nations" on 23 September, she said.

Iran's package was delivered to representatives of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- the states tasked with persuading Iran to halt its uranium enrichment drive which they suspect is for making atomic weapons.

Tehran denies the charges and says its nuclear programme has peaceful goals.

AFP / Expatica

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