Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) with Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki (L), July 08. Iran has said it will take until the second half of August to respond to an international offer of incentives in return for the suspension of sensitive nuclear work.
Iran will not give its final answer at a meeting this week to a package of proposals backed by six world powers that aims to end a nuclear standoff with the West, an Iranian nuclear official said on Monday.
Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani meets European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Tuesday, when the EU has said it wants a “substantial response” to the offer.
Iran previously said it would not give a final response on Tuesday but, by repeating the comment a day before the meeting, the official undermined any prospects of a breakthrough.
“Tomorrow, we will not give a definite answer. We will only discuss questions and ambiguities regarding the offer,” the official said.
Asked if Iran would give a final response if Solana answered all the queries, the official said: “It is very unlikely.”
What a surprise – NOT.
Iran will want to STALL and open a dialogue of negotiations about negotiations.
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The centrifuges at Natanz continue to enrich uranium…….
The G-8 meeting next week will have to deal with Iran and North Korea.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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