Iran Nuclear NewsIran could take months to agree to 'ambiguous' European...

Iran could take months to agree to ‘ambiguous’ European nuclear offer

-

AFP: Iran could take months to agree to a European request not to resume uranium enrichment, a nuclear negotiation spokesman said Tuesday, saying the offer was riddled with ambiguities and must be more balanced. “There are many ambiguities in the European proposal … We are waiting for an answer from the Europeans on our questions before we can decide (to accept it),” Hossein Moussavian told AFP by
telephone from Vienna. AFP

TEHRAN – Iran could take months to agree to a European request not to resume uranium enrichment, a nuclear negotiation spokesman said Tuesday, saying the offer was riddled with ambiguities and must be more balanced.

“There are many ambiguities in the European proposal … We are waiting for an answer from the Europeans on our questions before we can decide (to accept it),” Hossein Moussavian told AFP by telephone from Vienna.

Talks are to resume at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Austrian capital on Wednesday, but the spokesman said the European proposal “must be more balanced”.

“The assurances, commitments and confidence-building measures must be reciprocal. The nature of the cooperation must be defined and there must be a guarantee for implementing the outcome of the talks,” he said.

“The period of negotiations cannot be limitless. We need some months for talks to see if we can arrive at an agreement or not,” stressed the spokesman.

“If the Europeans accept our principles and criteria, I am not pessimistic about the chances of reaching a compromise, but we need several more meetings,” he said.

On Thursday, Britain, France and Germany offered Iran a deal under which Tehran would receive valuable nuclear technology if it indefinitely suspended all uranium enrichment activities, a key stage in the nuclear fuel cycle.

The EU “big three” hope that if Iran agrees to the deal it will be possible to stave off US demands for Iran’s nuclear programme to be sent before the UN Security Council.

The IAEA, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, has given Iran a November 25 deadline to allay concerns about its nuclear activities.

Latest news

Iran’s Brain Drain

The accumulation of the crises in Iran, especially in recent years, has encircled Tehran’s mullahs. These crises continue to...

Iran Regime’s Clerics Fear Their Inevitable Overthrow

The danger of demise is greatly scaring the Iran regime’s top clerics, forcing them to confess about it in...

Iran’s Regime Playing With Fire

Trapped in the nuclear talks, which are teetering on the verge of collapse, the Iranian regime has launched a...

Iran and Hezbollah Face Blame for Dual Financial Crises

The United States Treasury Department announced on Friday, January 21, that it would be enforcing sanctions on three Lebanese...

Iran – Conflicting State Policies Deepen Social Crises

The Iranian regime has decided to spend about $800 million to encourage more childbirths in 2022 in an attempt...

NCRI Hosts Conference in France To Address the Need To Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Crimes

On January 17, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) hosted a conference in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris,...

Must read

EU refutes Iran ‘inactive’ charge in nuclear talks

AFP: European Union Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton has...

US seeks Iran sanctions now, EU stress talks first

Reuters: The United States said on Wednesday Iran was...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you