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Iran's Mottaki rejects '5 plus 1' timeline to reply to offer

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Geneva, June 24, IRNA

Iran will not accept a timeline by the 'Group 5 plus 1' to reply to their offer by the upcoming G8 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia or any other sessions, said Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

"Not only did we not agree on a date for a response during the recent visit by (EU foreign policy chief) Javier Solana but quite the contrary we stressed that we needed to thoroughly and patiently review the offer," Mottaki told IRNA in Geneva on Friday.

He stressed that any decision-making sessions in which Iran is not present, could damage the ongoing positive process.

Mottaki urged all countries that are involved in the Iranian nuclear case, especially Russia, China and the European countries to support the "logical view of the Islamic Republic of Iran" for all-inclusive talks aimed at removing questions, ambiguities and problems.

Iran's top diplomat once again ruled out any pre-conditions for such a meeting.

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