Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani is welcomed by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana (R) before a meeting in Brussels July 11, 2006.
The United States led pressure on Tuesday for Iran to face U.N. action after it defied calls for an early response to an offer of incentives aimed at ending a nuclear standoff.
Talks between chief Iranian negotiator Ali Larijani and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana ended with both sides showing frustration and Tehran insisting it needed more time to consider sweeteners for it to halt uranium enrichment.
Washington said major powers, whose foreign ministers meet in Paris on Wednesday, had previously agreed to deal with Tehran at the United Nations if it failed to reply. Britain expected ministers would take a decision in Paris on the next steps.
Want to bet the P-5-Plus-1 ministers reach no consensus on how to deal with Iran’s failure to respond to their proposal prior to the G-8 summit?
In the meantime in Iran, President Ahmadinejad reiterated that Iran will not back down “one iota” over its nuclear program.
Negotiations with Iran are a JOKE. For what are the P-5 nations plus Germany waiting?
Oh yes, to put a finger in the eye of the United States over and over.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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