Rice: US awaiting Iran's response
US State Secretary Condoleezza Rice says the White House is waiting for 'the actual reaction' by Iran to the package of incentives, reported PressTV.
Rice said Sunday that the Bush administration is giving priority to solving its row with Iran over its enrichment program through diplomatic means.
Washington accuses Tehran of conducting a nuclear weapons program. Iran, however, insists its uranium enrichment activities will pave the way for creating electricity for its growing population.
"We have made very clear, and the president has made very clear that, while taking no option off the table, the US policy is that this can work diplomatically," she said during her visit to Israel.
"And that is where we have been focused and that is where all our energies are, I emphasize all our energies, because we have just, through Javier Solana, proposed a package to the Iranians," the top US diplomat added.
Javier Solana, the EU foreign policy chief, has traveled to Tehran to present a G5+1 package of incentives for Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment program. Iran says it has to 'study' the proposal before responding to it.
"We will see what the actual reaction is, as opposed to the reaction before they read it," Rice continued.
This is while US President George W. Bush on Saturday said in Paris that he was 'disappointed' that the Islamic Republic had rejected the 'generous' offer.