U.S. hopes for "serious" nuclear response from Iran
The United States hopes Iran's proposals for resolving its dispute with the West over its nuclear program will be constructive and intends to study them carefully, the U.S. envoy to the U.N. said on Wednesday.
"We hope that what is contained in that response is a serious, substantive and constructive response to the P5 + 1 proposal," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told reporters after a meeting of the U.N. Security Council. "We will study the content carefully."
The "P5 +1" refers to the five permanent Security Council members and Germany, which have offered Iran a package of economic and political incentives in exchange for a suspension of Tehran's nuclear enrichment program.