UNITED NATIONS, June 29, 2006 (AFP) - Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Thursday rejected calls from major powers to give a speedy answer to proposals to end the crisis over Iran's nuclear program.
BRUSSELS, June 30, 2006 (AFP) - The United States "expects" Iran to respond next week to an international offer to defuse the nuclear standoff between Tehran and the West, the number three in the US State Department said Friday.
MOSCOW, June 28, 2006 (AFP) - The European Union warned Iran on Wednesday against delaying a response to a proposal on resolving the international standoff over the country's controversial nuclear programme.
"Iran should not play for time and we expect Iran to come back soon to the Vienna package," the European Union's external relations commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, said during a visit to Moscow. "Iran has to show it is serious about it."
The package drawn up by the five permanent UN Security Council members -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany promises incentives and multilateral talks if Iran agrees temporarily to halt uranium enrichment.
Stop Fundamentalism, June 27 (TEHRAN) â€“ The Iranian regimeâ€™s leader Ali Khamanei said today that he sees no benefit in talking to United States.
Khamanei was speaking at a meeting with the visiting President of Senegal in Tehran.
The United States had offered prior to the presentation of the 5+1 incentive package by Solana on June 6 to Iran that if this country would accept the package and suspend uranium enrichment, the US would join the talks between Tehran and the European Countries.