(RIA Novosti) - Russia hopes for Iran's quickest answer to the proposals from six world powers trying to persuade Tehran to halt its uranium enrichment program, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Yakovenko said Sunday.
The five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany have drafted a package of incentives to persuade Iran to suspend work on enriching uranium, which could be used in both electricity generation and weapons production. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana presented the offer to Tehran during a visit to Iran June 6, reports Trend.
"A date [of answer] is named, including July 5, which will be before a summit of the G-8 Group [of industrialized nations plus Russia] in St. Petersburg, and everyone will wait for the results of Iran's answer on this issue. Naturally, the situation will further develop depending on the answers, which the Iranian side will give. We, of course, would like these answers to be received as soon as possible," Yakovenko said.