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Europeans proposal unacceptable: Asefi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 6, IRNA
Iran-Asefi-Nuclear
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said here Saturday Iran will not accept the Europeans' proposed package on nuclear dossier.

Asefi told IRNA on the sidelines of President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad's swearing-in ceremony.

He said, "The Europeans' proposal lacks the criteria enshrining Iran's interests and runs counter to the NPT spirit and the Paris agreement.

"We will give complete answer to the Europe's proposed package today or tomorrow but it should be mentioned that Europe has not fulfilled its duties and promises."
He added the proposal is not acceptable because the enrichment issue has not been included in it, saying "We have already announced any proposal set forth should enshrine Iran's enrichment right.

"We are still interested in continuation of talks with the Europeans."
Asked about an extraordinary session of the Board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran's nuclear dossier on the Europeans' request, Asefi added, "The session has no legal justification. It is aimed to put Iran under political pressure and launch a psychological warfare against the country."
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