(IRNA) - European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana is visiting Iran next week to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on the nuclear issue and the package of incentives offered to Tehran by the 5+1 Group.
Solana, on June 6, visited Iran to hand over a package of incentives approved by the five permanent member states of the UN Security Council -- Russia, China, Britain, France and the United States -- plus Germany (Group 5+1) to convince it to suspend its uranium enrichment activities and resume talks to settle the dispute over its nuclear program, reports Trend.
The Spanish news agency EFE on Tuesday night quoted Solana as saying he would meet with senior Iranian officials early in July to hear their views on the incentives offered by the international community.
He added he would try to raise the EU's positive response to the ambiguities
Iran finds in the proposed incentives.
Solana said he will be representating European states and all members of the Security Council, including the United States, in his discussions with Iranian officials to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear issue.
He called for negotiations to begin as soon as possible.
On the remarks of certain Iranian officials that Iran needs sufficient time to arrive at a decision on the package of incentives, Solana confirmed that Iran needed time to scrutinize certain strategic aspects of the package before reaching a comprehensive and thorough response.
He was optimistic all sides to the issue would reach a positive agreement soon on a timetable for Iran to give its response.