U.S. officials: Iran's response to int'l offer unacceptable
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U.S. officials said on Tuesday Iran's response to an incentives offer is unacceptable.
U.S. said Iran's replay is a restatement of its insistence to conduct nuclear activities
Six major coutries will discuss the possibility of pursuing further measures against Iran.

    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 August 5, 2008.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) speaks to lawmakers in the Iranian parliament in Tehran Aug. 5, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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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.

U.S. studying Iran's response to international offer

    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

Report: Iran responses to 5+1 package

    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 reported.

    The report did not give further details about Iran's reply, which has not yet been verified by Iranian official sources. Full story

Major powers to hold more discussions on Iran

    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

Iran's response to 5+1 package still to come

    TEHRAN, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Iran has not responded to a package of incentives proposed by six major powers on Tuesday, although western countries have warned Iran of further sanctions.

    A senior Iranian security official has rejected reports suggesting that Tehran has responded to the Group 5+1 nuclear incentives package. Full story

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