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EU wants diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Luxembourg, Oct 4, IRNA
The European Union's Council of Foreign Ministers has reaffirmed its support for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear issue.

The Council meeting in Luxembourg, in a statement issued Monday afternoon, said the EU wants to resume talks with Iran on the basis of the Paris Agreement.

The full text of the EU statement is as follows:
"The Council welcomes and fully supports the Resolution adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors on 24 September. The Council notes that the Resolution gives Iran the opportunity, through its actions, to influence the international community's next steps.

"It urges Iran to take this opportunity by implementing all the measures requested by the IAEA Board, including reinstating a full suspension of all fuel cycle activities.

"The Council reaffirms the EU's support for a diplomatic solution to international concerns over Iran's nuclear programme, which should include an agreement on long-term arrangements. Such a solution would help create the climate for a better relationship with Europe and the international community as a whole.

"The EU's preferred approach remains the resumption of negotiations within the framework agreed in Paris last November. The EU urges Iran to take the steps necessary to make this possible." 260/2321/1414

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