Iran to reject incentive package if UN passes resolution

Iran Materials 31 July 2006 11:15 (UTC +04:00)

(RIA Novosti) - Iran will no longer consider proposals from six world powers aimed at halting its uranium enrichment, if the UN Security Council passes a resolution against it, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Sunday.

"If they issue a resolution against Iran, the package will no longer be on our agenda," Hamid Reza Asefi said, reports Trend.

The five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany have drafted a package of incentives to persuade Iran to halt 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.

At their meeting July 12 in Paris, the foreign ministers of the six world powers said they regretted that Iran had not given a positive answer to their proposal, and said they were prepared to refer the Iran nuclear file to the UN Security Council, which could impose sanctions if the Islamic Republic were found to be in breach of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.