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Iran offers proposals in Almaty talks

English.news.cn   2013-04-05 21:03:41            
 • Iran offered the world powers specific proposals for resolving the country's nuclear program.
 • Iran has offered the P5+1 group "clear proposals to launch a new round of cooperation."
 • Representatives of the six world powers and Iran discussed Tehran' s proposals in Almaty talks.

Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator Ali Baqeri speaks at a briefing during the Iranian nuclear talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 5, 2013. Ali Baqeri said that Iran is going to enter the Almaty nuclear talks with "clear proposals," Press TV reported. Representatives of Iran and the UN Security Council's five permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - plus Germany, known as P5+1, as well as the European Union (EU) started a new round of talks here on Friday. (Xinhua/Dong Longjiang)

TEHRAN, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Iran offered the world powers specific proposals for resolving the country's nuclear program in the new round of talks which began Friday in the Kazakh city of Almaty, Press TV reported.

Iranian deputy nuclear negotiator Ali Baqeri said Iran has offered the P5+1 group (Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany) "clear proposals to launch a new round of cooperation" between the two sides.

"Iran believes that what is referred to as a confidence- building step or the measures both sides should agree upon and undertake is part of the comprehensive solution," Baqeri said without further elaboration.

Also, a European Union (EU) spokesman said in Almaty that representatives of the six world powers and Iran discussed Tehran' s proposals at the ongoing round of talks on Friday.

Everything will depend on how the discussions on Tehran's offers presented to the international brokers proceed, Michal Mann, spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, told reporters shortly after the talks started.

Tehran's right to pursue its nuclear program can be recognized only if Iran manages to prove to the international community that its nuclear technologies are exclusively civilian, said Mann.

The P5+1 group simply hopes to receive a concrete answer from Iran, he said, referring to an earlier proposal by the world powers asking Tehran to suspend its enrichment of uranium and disable the underground Fordow facility in exchange for sanction relief.

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In the two-day conclaves, the six powers - the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany - are expected to discuss with Iranian negotiators on the group's proposals forwarded to Tehran during the previous February round talks. Full story

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ALMATY, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Representatives of the six world powers and Iran discussed Tehran's proposals at a new round of nuclear talks here Friday, a European Union (EU) spokesman said.

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ALMATY, April 5 (Xinhua) -- China called for trust-building steps on Friday as Iran and the world six major powers held a new round of talks here on Tehran's nuclear program.

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