(IRNA) - Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that Europe's proposals set a new way for settlement of Iran's nuclear case--that is by holding dialogue rather than issuing threats.
"We welcome this and are seriously looking into the proposals," said Larijani in an interview with reporters after talks with Iraq's former Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari on Wednesday, reports Trend.
Larijani said Iran agrees with the Europeans to remove ambiguities through talks.
"We are also in agreement on the point that ambiguities, problems and misunderstandings should be removed through negotiations; (we believe that) the rest of the issues too should be discussed in the talks," added the Iranian official.
He said that naturally, there are many ambiguities which should be solved through talks.
"We are in contact and talks with the EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana but have not set a specific date for his visit to Iran this week," said Larijani.
He hoped that Solana will visit Iran at the first appropriate time and the talks with him would soon start.
He rejected claims by certain media in connection with Solana's visit.
On Iran's response to European proposals, Larijani said Iran is studying the offers.
"As said earlier, we are working on the proposals and we have raised the issue with Solana too; once the committees have announced the results of their discussions, we will start consultations with them and will speedily follow them."
Jaafari for his part welcomed Iran-US talks, calling it a 'good gesture'.
"We have been welcoming it since the beginning; and in our opinion, that's a good move, especially if is held in Iraq and
the Iraqi party is active in that connection."
He said the Iran-US talks on Iraq can serve as a positive step, helping improvement of bilateral ties. "Theoretically, we favor improvement of relations among all countries."
He said Iraq has bilateral ties with all countries and regarding relations between Iraq and the US, if Iraq keeps up a role in the Iran-US talks, that would benefit the region.
Asked about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Iraq, he said he had no information about it.
He welcomed the meeting of foreign ministers of Iraq neighbors in Tehran, saying, "That's a good job given the Iraqi government's ongoing problems. That's significant especially considering the fact that a brotherly country, Iran, will sponsor such a conference." He said his current visit to Iran had nothing to do with the issue.
"Such a conference can serve as a channel through which Iraqi people's problems can be raised; in case the problems are solved, that would be in the interest of all the regional states," he added.