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FM spokesman says Iran awaits reply from EU's Ashton

9 April 2013 16:08 (UTC+04:00)
FM spokesman says Iran awaits reply from EU's Ashton

Iranian Foreign Minister spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has said that Iran is waiting for the reply from European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, regarding the Islamic Republic's proposals package on nuclear dispute, Mehr news agency reported.

"We have made our offers to the P5+1 group, and now we are waiting for the reply from Catherine Ashton," Mehmanparast said.

The spokesman said that the "Six Powers" can show their good will by giving their positive response towards Iran's proposals.

Mehmanparast once again underscored that Iran's nuclear program only aims at peaceful purposes.

In February during the nuclear talks in Almaty, the 5+1 group made their proposals to Iran, and during the next round of talks in Almaty, Iran has put forward its own proposals, instead of responding to the previous ones.

The negotiations on the nuclear programme between Iran and the 'six' countries (U.S., UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) took place on April 5-6 in Kazakhstan. At the end of the negotiations,Catherine Ashton said the parties have not reached an agreement.

The previous round of negotiations took place on February 26-27 in Kazakhstan.

The U.S., and other Western countries and Israel suspect Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful nuclear energy programme. Tehran denies the charges saying its nuclear programme is for civilian purposes.

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