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Iran may hold nuclear talks with EU

07-26-2010 09:52 BJT

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Turkey says Iran may hold talks on the country's nuclear program with the European Union in early September. Meanwhile Iran's Foreign minister says he hopes EU foreign ministers will make "the right decision" when they meet on Monday to approve sanctions against the country.

Turkey's foreign minister spoke to the media after meeting his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim. He said the meeting might take place after Ramadan.

Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister, said, "If there is a crisis, then all sides need to take part in the talks. What we are trying to do is to lay the ground to allow these talks.At this point, Iran has stated that it is ready to meet with Baroness Ashton as the representative of the P5+1. This meeting has been confirmed for the month of Ramadan in the second week of September."

Iran's foreign minister called on his European counterparts who will meet on Monday to formally approve the sanctions against the Islamic State, to make "the right decision".

Manouchehr Mottaki, Iranian Foreign Minister, said, "The meeting of EU Foreign Ministers will take place tomorrow, we hope that they are going to make the right decision under the current conjecture and we hope that they are going to support our meeting and the Tehran declaration."

Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, has sent a letter to the EU's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, detailing Tehran's conditions for the talks. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says there are three conditions for an eventual resumption of talks. He says countries who want to participate should make clear whether they oppose Israel's nuclear arsenal, whether they support the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and whether they want to be friends or enemies with Iran.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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