Da The Daily Star del 30/06/2006
Originale su http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_ID=10&article_ID=7...

G8 warns Iran to answer nuclear offer by next week

The Group of Eight industrialized nations told Iran on Thursday to give a "clear and substantive response" next week to an offer by major powers over its nuclear program.

Iran has not said whether it will accept a package of incentives given to it on June 6 by the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany.

"We are disappointed by the absence of an official Iranian response," the G8 foreign ministers said in a statement. "We expect to hear a clear and substantive response ... at the planned meeting of [EU foreign policy chief] Javier Solana .... and [Iranian negotiator] Ali Larijani on July 5."

The statement came after talks between US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and foreign ministers from Russia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Britain who were in Moscow to prepare for a G8 summit next month. The United States and the European Union have suggested they would like a response before the summit on July 15-17.

But Larijani reiterated Thursday that Iran was not bound by any deadline.

"There is no deadline, and such talks are media material and are unrealistic," he said. "In the next two weeks there will be discussions with Mr. Solana about our nuclear case, and next week I will go to Spain and I will meet with Mr. Solana."

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Jiang Yu also urged Iran to respond "as soon as possible" to the offer.

French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said earlier that Iran must reply to the incentives package for halting uranium enrichment within the next two weeks.

"If the response is negative between now and July 15, then it is clear that the international community will be firm and that, in particular, we will continue what we have begun in the Security Council," he added, referring to discussions over possible sanctions against Iran.

Larijani also repeated Iran's insistence that it has a right to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. "Our nation is insisting on [its] rights, but they did not listen to us and referred our case to the Security Council for investigation, which was a bad thing to do," he said.

There were signs of possible divisions among Western powers over the enrichment process after Germany's defense minister said in an interview with Reuters that Iran should be allowed to enrich uranium for power generation under close monitoring by UN inspectors.

The US contacted the German government to clarify the comments. A German government spokesman said Berlin stood by the June 6 call for a suspension of enrichment in order to enable talks.

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