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Asefi: Iran officially rejects EU3 proposal as unacceptable

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 8, IRNA
Iran has officially informed the three European countries (Britain, France and Germany) that their proposal on the country's nuclear program was unacceptable to Tehran, said an Iranian official on Monday.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said Monday that Director-General of the Political and International Affairs Department at Foreign Ministry had officially informed ambassadors of European Union heavy weights -- Britain, France and Germany -- in Tehran Monday evening that the EU3's proposal was not acceptable to Tehran.

Asefi said denial of Iran's right to uranium enrichment and possession of fuel cycle as well as production of fuel are among the most important reasons for Iran's rejection of the proposal.

He said the European proposal had fallen short of making any reference to the objective and solid guarantees and this indicates contradiction between the proposal and the Paris Agreement.

Asefi said that the letter given to the Europeans stressed that Europe's proposal sought to set "discriminatory and baseless" standards.

He added that Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facilities (UCF) would resume activities in the presence of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) technical and safeguards inspectors on Monday.



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