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Speaker hopes negotiations will resume after Iran's response to incentives package

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Khorramabad, Lorestan Prov, Aug 30, IRNA
Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel here Wednesday expressed the hope Iran's response to the package of incentives offered by the world's six powers (5+1 Group) would encourage parties to the nuclear issue to return to the negotiating table.

Haddad-Adel was speaking to reporters upon his arrival in the western city of Khorramabad.

Iran on June 6 was offered a package of incentives by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- China, Russia, Britain, France and the United States -- plus Germany (Group 5+1) for it to give up uranium enrichment.

On Aug 22, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani presented Tehran's response to the package to ambassadors of the Group 5+1 as well as to the Swiss envoy, whose country takes charge of US interests in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

No details of the response has been revealed while Washington and its European allies are said to be still studying it. Iran has, however, offered to begin serious, unconditional talks to discuss various proposals in the package.

The speaker said Iran's response gives the US and its European allies the oppotunity to restart talks to discuss the package of incentives.

"At present Iran is not considering pulling out from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)," the speaker said.

"Majlis, which speaks for the Iranian people and gives effect to their will, will stand up for them in their right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and has passed a bill for this purpose," he added.

Haddad-Adel reiterated that it "is the demand of the Iranian nation, Majlis and government to be able to enjoy this legal right."


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