From Fars News Agency this morning:

[On Wednesday Foreign Minister Manouchehr] Mottaki, [who was] speaking on the sidelines of [a] ceremony to unveil a stamp on the occasion of this year’s International Qods Day, [responded] to a reporter’s question [on] whether [Under Secretary of State] William Burns is scheduled to attend the session on behalf of the United States [by saying] “There will be no direct talks there and it would be 6+1 this time.”  The Iranian top diplomat [responded] to another question [on] whether Iran and the United States might [engage] in direct talks on the sidelines of the negotiations, was quoted by the Islamic republic news agency as saying, “The Americans would be present at the negotiation table and there would be talks this round on various topics.” Mottaki added, “On the part of Iran the discussion would be pursued over reaching a framework based on our proposed package and we hope reaching that framework would be possible.”

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