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Iran ready to study plans guaranteeing rights: Hosseini

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 1, IRNA
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said here Sunday Iran is ready to study all plans and proposals which would guarantee its rights.

Hosseini made the remark while speaking to domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference.

"Any idea has its own points of weakness and strength which should be studied more technically," he said.

Asked about a new plan recently presented by Western media and European officials on Iran's nuclear case, he said, "It has been discussed in previous talks between Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and the EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana." He added, "The plan which has been recently raised by certain media and European officials is not something new. It is the same timeout plan (simultaneous suspension) whose various angles have been raaised (by the media)."

Hosseini, however, reiterated, "The issue has been discussed in previous talks between Larijani and Solana. It will be discussed in future talks, if necessary."

He said, "The plan has not been presented just by Britain, rather certain other countries have also raised it.

"Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, has also raised it in his remarks." In response to a question whether the offer is the outcome of conditioning agreements between Larijani and ElBaradei on a political understanding between Larijani and Solana, the spokesman stated, "There is no link between these issues."


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