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Iran receives no concrete plan from Russia: Asefi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 25, IRNA
Iran-Asefi-Nuclear
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza here Sunday rejected news that Tehran had received a plan from Moscow to enrich uranium in Russia.

"Some propositions were put forward but we have received no concrete plan so far," he told domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference.

"It is clear that we have a positive view of any plan or proposal that recognizes Iran's (nuclear) rights and asserts its right to enrich (uranium) on its own soil."
He said the proposal President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave in the last UN General Assembly session was the best solution to the case.

Ahmadinejad, in his UN address, invited foreign companies to invest in Iran's nuclear projects to assure the world that Tehran's nuclear activities are peaceful.

"We will study all proposals that recognize our rights," reiterated the spokesman adding, "We are ready for talks." Asefi assessed as serious, transparent, and explicit the new round of nuclear talks held between Iran and the European Union trio -- Germany, France, and Britain -- last Wednesday in Vienna.

He said nuclear talks were making progress as both sides had called for further negotiations.

"The agreement on future talks indicates that previous negotiations were positive. The talks will progress further if the European party respects Iran's rights."
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