TEHRAN, Dec. 5 (MNA) -- Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Larijani said here on Monday that Iran has called for unconditional talks with the European Union.
“Setting conditions for talks will disrupt the process, and I don’t think either of the two sides would want to do that,” he told reporters.
He noted that the preliminary talks would be about the agenda and method of negotiations, in other words, formulating a model for talks.
The nuclear issue is not a complicated matter, he said, adding, “If we all try to reach a logical solution, an appropriate conclusion can be reached over the next few months.[Any guesses as to what that "appropriate conclusion might be? Anyone? - EoZ]
He said, “We are pleased that European states, Russia, China, and member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement have announced their readiness for talks,” adding that Iran regards Europe’s step to resume talks as positive.
“We will try to hold constructive as well as serious talks with the three EU countries (Britain, Germany, and France), and negotiations will continue in order to reach a logical and accessible solution.”
Larijani stressed that the talks would focus on the main points of contention, i.e., assurances that Iran’s nuclear fuel program would not be diverted toward weapons development and Iran’s right to master the complete nuclear fuel cycle on its soil.
“Iran views the future talks as a win-win game,” he said.
“We certainly have a positive view of the talks, otherwise we would never have wasted so much time on them."
Monday, December 05, 2005
Amazing how cooperative Iran can be when it is only months away from making the "negotiations" pointless.
Posted by Elder of Ziyon at 2:28 PM