(www.irna.ir) вЂ" The European Union stressed Monday that it would limit itself to implementation of UNSC Resolution 1737 about Iran and nothing beyond that.
"The implementation is very, very close to the resolution itself.
This is the European stance as a whole," EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner told reporters in Brussels Monday.
Responding to a question on US pressure on European companies not to do business with the Islamic Republic, she replied that this depends on the companies themselves.
"It is not a matter of official policy. For us it is about the resolution and implementation of the resolution," she repeated.
The EU Foreign Ministers' Council will hold a wide-ranging debate Monday on Iran covering the nuclear issue as well as other sectors of our relationship, noted the commissioner, reports Trend.
"Very important is that we are able to reach a consensus on the Security Council Resolution 1737. The next step is of course the implementation of this resolution. Our work is advancing on the common position. I hope that today's meeting will give the necessary political signal so that we can see a formal adoption before the end of the month."
She said that if Iran accepts suspension of uranium enrichment "there are many possibilities that we have. There are lots of positive things that we can offer to Iran."
"But they are not yet there, therefore, we have to repeat and repeat our calls."
She described the meeting between EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani in Munich on Sunday as a "very interesting gesture."
She said the EU supports a twin-track approach, that is, "refusing development of Iran as a nuclear military power but also underlining our willingness to engage."
"We would be willing to offer a really constructive relationship if we saw movement on the issues that matter to us most, which is of course also human rights, the Middle East and the question of terrorism."
"We are also keen to develop our links with the (Iranian) civil society," she said, citing the recent European Commission decision to grant scholarships to Iranian students wishing to study in Europe.
Ferrero-Waldner said said both the EU and Iran were very interested in intensifying their joint efforts to combat drug trafficking.