All nuclear proposals on table: Iran
TEHRAN - Agence France-PresseProposals from both Iran and the group of six world powers will be on the table at the next round of talks in Moscow next week, not just the West’s demand to halt Iran’s highest level uranium enrichment, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said yesterday.
Saeed Jalili said the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, has agreed the negotiations will include Iranian proposals. The two days of talks are scheduled to begin June 18. Jalili briefed Iran’s Parliament about the upcoming talks, indicating that Iran does not see them has a simple negotiation over how much uranium enrichment Iran can carry out, if any. “(Ashton) agreed that Iran’s five-point proposal is on the agenda for the Moscow discussions, even non-nuclear issues,” Jalili told an open session of Parliament. “We will enter into the Moscow talks on this basis.” The EU plans to begin an embargo of Iranian oil July 1, cutting off about 18 percent of Iran’s oil exports.