Iran offers five-pivot package of proposals to G5+1 in Baghdad
Iranian delegation to nuclear talks led by Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili on Wednesday offered a five-pivot package of proposals to representatives of Group 5+1 led by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, IRNA reported.
IRNA reporter in Baghdad said that the package included nuclear program and other international issues.
The package envisaged a step-by-step approach to resolve the dispute over Iranian nuclear program and the practical steps the western governments should take in parallel.
Representatives of Group 5+1 are expected to put forward their views about Iranian proposals.
Comparing the Iranian package of proposals with that of the Group 5+1, the correspondent said that Iran's package is comprehensive, but, the other party has gone into details.
"The problem with the G5+1 package is that there is no balance and there is nothing to get in return for what they give."
He said that Iranian package has been drawn up in line with Istanbul talks last month and in the context of Non-Proliferation Treaty.
"It envisages step-by-step methodology to resolve the dispute and is well-balanced on give-and-take basis."
Iranian representatives have not received any written proposal from representatives of Group 5+1 and they presented their package verbally.
Iranian representatives presented their package of proposals verbally in the first round of talks in Baghdad. They will proceed with negotiations on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Jalili will hold separate talks with Mrs. Ashton and Representative of China Zhao Shu prior to the second round of talks.