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Tehran to reply to EU incentives package in due time: Elham

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 7, IRNA
Iran will respond to Europe's incentives package for suspension of its nuclear programs in due time, which could be on August 22 as previously announced, said government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham here Monday.

Addressing domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly briefing, he said that Iran was studying the package carefully within the time period required to do so.

"When they (Europeans) presented us the package, they said study it well and do not reject it," said the spokesman, regretting that the Europeans did not have the patience to wait until Iranian officials finished studying their new proposals but instead "passed a resolution against Iran."
The Europeans, by hastily acting against Iran, show they cannot be trusted in their commitments, Elham said.

"They (Europeans) have changed the rules of the game by passing a resolution against us," said the spokesman, adding that Western states ought to "be more trustworthy and take added measures to build confidence."
Their behavior in this instance is clouding Tehran's trust in them, Elham said.

Reiterating Iran's commitment to international law, rules and laws and regulations, he said Tehran would continue its peaceful nuclear activities within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

"We are still open to this incentives package and will give our response within due time," Elham stressed.


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