Moscow urges start of talks between Iran, Group 5+1

Iran Materials 13 June 2006 17:43 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin on Tuesday expressed the hope that negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 will begin on Iran's nuclear issues on the basis of the group's recent proposed package of incentives.

The European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on June 6 presented Iran with a new package of incentives and penalties approved by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council -- China, Russia, Britain, France and the United States -- plus Germany (Group 5+1) in exchange for Iran's suspension of

uranium enrichment, reports Trend.

He stressed that the negotiations should find strategies for materialization of Iran's legitimate rights in pursuance of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

On the other hand, these strategies must secure implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Kamynin said.

The package of incentives contains several proposals that help strengthen cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IAEA on the confidence-building basis and will also pave the way for development of Iran's nuclear energy, he reiterated.

The Russian minister further expressed the hope that since the package has taken into consideration Iran's long-term interests; it would be studied carefully by the Iranian officials.