( IRNA ) - European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner said Monday that the EU was ready to engage with the Islamic Republic if Tehran accepts the demands of the international community.
Speaking to reporters in Brussels, she welcomed the 5+1 Group's meeting on Iran held last week in London and all their efforts to advance the double-track approach.
"This means remaining firm in the international consensus that Iran should not develop into a nuclear weapons state but equally also remaining engaged and ready to engage even now if Iran of course complies with the demands of the international community," said Ferrero-Waldner, a former Austrian foreign minister.
"As we have said from the outset, we want to find a negotiated solution to the nuclear issue. Iran can still open the way for return to negotiations particularly by complying with Security Council Resolution 1737.
"In the meantime, the sanctions agreed under UNSC resolution 1737 must be implemented and the resolution also expresses the intention to adopt further measures if Iran continued to avoid compliance," said the commissioner.
"We are at a delicate moment and we have to see how Iran will respond to this approach," added Ferrero-Waldner.
Meanwhile, EU foreign ministers will discuss Iran's nuclear program over lunch in their meeting here Monday.