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Solana rules out military action against Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Brussels, Oct 5, IRNA
European Union High Representative for a Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana said Wednesday that the EU was not considering military action against the Islamic Republic.

''On Iran I can tell you we don't consider any military action,'' Solana told the Foreign Relations Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels Wednesday.

But he also said the EU will not resume negotiations unless Iran stops its enrichment activity.

''We will be ready to resume negotiations if they stop conversion.... We have given them a chance now until November,'' said Solana.

The IAEA Board is to discuss Iran's nuclear program in November.

Solana accused Iran of breaking the Paris agreement with the EU.

''When Iran started the enrichment activity, we told them you are breaking the agreement. We are not breaking it.''
He said the world including Russia, India, China, the EU and US were united that Iran should not have nuclear weapons.

He said the current situation was very difficult and he did not know how the Iranians are going to react.



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