IAEA To Discuss Iran Nuclear Issue
5 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency is to meet on 9 August to discuss Iran's threats to resume its nuclear activities.
IAEA spokesman Peter Rickwood said the meeting was called by Britain, France, and Germany, who have been negotiating on behalf of the EU with Iran on its nuclear program.
The IAEA board of governors is expected to formally warn Iran to not restart its suspended nuclear activities until the IAEA can monitor those activities and until all parties can review a package of EU incentives aimed at resolving the standoff.
European negotiators today gave Tehran a proposal for breaking the impasse by offering economic and security cooperation.
The French Foreign Ministry said the proposal says that the European Union recognizes Iran's right to civilian nuclear energy as long as it does not violate an international nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
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