(IRNA) - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Sunday that Iran does not intend to give any preliminary response to the proposal of the 5+1 group, given that some preparation is necessary to respond to the package.
Mottaki made the remark while replying to a question by a reporter whether Iran will present a preliminary response to the proposal on Tuesday, reports Trend.
In reply to another question whether Iran-US talks on Iraq was brought up at the two-day event, he said that it was not on the agenda of the meeting.
Responding to the question by the reporter of the British daily, Guardian, whether Iran has paid the 50-million-dollar package it had pledged to Palestine, he referred to the country's constant humanitarian assistance to Palestinians and said that this will also be paid.
About economic exchanges between Iran and Iraq, the minister said that a number of agreements have been reached in the economic sector in the past year, including seven agreements signed during the tenure of Iraq's former prime minister.
In response to a question about relations with Egypt, the minister said that currently the two countries exchange views on many regional issues, participate in various meetings and hold talks on the sidelines of such events.
Turning the measures to be taken by Islamic countries to stop Israeli aggression on Palestine, he said that Iran's approach to the Zionist regime is quite clear, adding that the new Iranian government is quite transparent in this respect.
"Iran has never voted in favor of the credentials of the Zionist regime in international bodies and considers it as fake and illegal.
"Our plan for solving the Middle East issue is a clear diplomatic and political plan, namely holding a referendum among the indigenous residents of Palestine," he added.
Mottaki said that solidarity among Islamic countries is highly important for promoting security in the region.