WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- U.S. officials said on
Tuesday Iran's response to an incentives offer by world major powers to halt its
nuclear program is unacceptable.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R)
speaks to lawmakers in the Iranian parliament in Tehran Aug. 5, 2008.
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The Associated Press quoted unidentified U.S.
government officials as saying that a brief one-page document Iran presented to
European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana is a restatement of Tehran's
insistence on the right to conduct peaceful nuclear activities rather than a
definitive reply to the offer from major world powers to suspend uranium
enrichment and reprocessing in exchange for economic and other benefits.
The officials said that due to the unclear response
by Iran, senior diplomats from the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China
and Germany will hold a conference call Wednesday to discuss the possibility of
pursuing further measures against Iran.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The United States will
study Iran's response to an incentives offer by world major powers to halt its
nuclear program, the State Department said on Tuesday.
"We're going to take a look at it," State Department
spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos told reporters, saying the U.S. received a copy of
the Iranian response by e-mail from the office of EU foreign policy chief Javier
Solana. Full story
TEHRAN, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Ambassador to Brussels
Ali-Asghar Khaji on Tuesday handed in Tehran's written response to the 5+1
package of incentives to EU officials, the semi-official Fars News Agency
The report did not give further details about Iran's
reply, which has not yet been verified by Iranian official sources. Full story
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The five permanent members
of the UN Security Council and Germany, currently negotiating the settlement of
the Iran nuclear issue, have decided to hold a conference call Wednesday
following Tehran's failure to offer a final answer to a proposed incentives
package, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.
"If we don't receive a clear message from them (Iran), we
will have no choice but to pursue additional measures. The P5+1 political
directors have scheduled a conference call for tomorrow," State Department
spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos told reporters. Full story