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Iran committed to its stance: Elham

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA
Iran-Elham-Nuclear issue
Government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham said here Monday that Iran would stick to its stance despite breaches in the Europeans' stance.

Elham was speaking to reporters at his weekly press conference in which he commented on a package of incentives offered to Iran on June 6 by the five permanent UN Security Council members -- Britain, France, the United States, China and Russia -- plus Germany (Group 5+1) in exchange for a freeze on all uranium enrichment and related activities.

"We believe the sides can settle this case through negotiations," Elham said.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said on Sunday that Iran's review of the package is done and that it was ready to give its response on August 22 as previously announced.

Elham reminded that the package of incentives had not set a deadline for Iran to respond to Europe's offer.

"We, ourselves, set the date when we would give our response and we will do that."
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