September 10, 2009

Iran to discuss “new nuclear proposal,” though questions remain

This morning from PressTV:

Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has elaborated on the new package of proposals to the 5+1 group but noted that Tehran would not negotiate its nuclear program. Speaking at the UN nuclear watchdog’s board of governors meeting in Vienna Wednesday, Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, explained the general content of Iran’s new package.
This proposal encompasses all the main issues such as economic and security cooperation, nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, energy supply and demand, energy supply security, and peaceful applications of atomic technology,” said Soltaniyeh. In a later interview with the Alalam Arabic-language news network, however, Soltaniyeh pointed out that Iran would conduct no further talks with the West over its nuclear program. “The package has been presented to end the disputes over Iran’s nuclear program,” he told the network. “Tehran is ready for logical talks on various issues such as enabling all states to benefit from nuclear energy and preventing the spread of atomic weapons, but these talks can not include discussions on Iran’s legal nuclear activities,” he added.

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