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MP recommends Group 5+1 to give "positive" response to Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 23, IRNA
A Majlis deputy here Wednesday recommended the world six powers (Group 5+1) to present a "positive" response to Tehran.

Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remark in an interview with IRNA.

Iran's top nuclear negotiator and Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Larijani, on Tuesday presented Iran's official response to a package of incentives offered by five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- China, Russia, Britain, France and the United States -- plus Germany (Group 5+1) to Tehran on June 6.

Larijani delivered Tehran's answer to ambassadors of the Group 5+1 Group as well as Swiss ambassador as caretaker of the US interests in Iran.

The UN Security Council passed a resolution on July 31 giving Iran a month to halt its uranium enrichment activities or face possible sanctions.

"Iran's response to a package of incentives proposed by Group 5+1 was positive and rational," Boroujerdi said.

He added, "Logically, in reaction to Iran's response to the package, the Group 5+1 should express readiness to hold talks with Iran to reach an understanding."

He said Iran's readiness to hold negotiations was among positive points of Iran's response to the package, adding, "After the Islamic Republic of Iran received the proposed package, it set a deadline at the highest level to present its response. On Tuesday, Iran fulfilled its undertaking."

The MP noted that Iran's fulfillment of its undertaking was the first positive point in the country's response, adding, "Iran announced its response on due time as it has previously promised.

"The second point which showed Iran's honest words and attitude was the country's positive view on the proposed package since the first day the European Union chief Javier Solana handed over the package to Iran.

"Iran has explicitly announced it would study the proposed package with precision," he said.

Pointing to formation of various committees to review the package, the MP said, "Outcome of the committees' work was handed over within framework of Iran's response to the Group 5+1." Boroujerdi said the opposite side has earlier adopted a hasty attitude as a result of the US pressure, stressing, "Despite illogical attitude of the opposite side and adoption of a resolution at the Security Council, Tehran presented a positive response to the proposed package."

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