EU's Solana gives Iran nuclear incentives

Iran Materials 6 June 2006 16:20 (UTC +04:00)

A package of incentives that represents a major initiative by world powers to persuade Iran to curb its nuclear program contains "positive steps" but also some "ambiguities," the country's top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday.

Speaking on state television after receiving the proposals from EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, Ali Larijani called the meeting with Solana "constructive" and said Iran would respond after studying the incentives, reports Trend.

"The proposals contain positive steps and also some ambiguities," Larijani said, adding that more talks were needed.

"We hope we will have negotiations and deliberations again after we have carefully studied the proposals," he said.

The incentives were agreed on by the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China and Germany at a meeting in Vienna on Friday.

Solana, who arrived in Tehran on Monday night, met Larijani for two hours at the Supreme National Security Council building in central Tehran. Journalists were barred from the building.