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EU Promises Iran New Offer on Nuclear Dispute
Key European Union foreign ministers today ended the latest talks with Iran over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear program with an agreement to soon submit a detailed proposal on how to resolve their differences. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said after three hours of talks in Geneva that Britain, Germany and France will give Iran the plan by late July or early August.
Straw also told reporters that Iran had "reaffirmed its commitment not to seek to develop nuclear weapons" and continue with its suspension of processing nuclear materials.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rohani expressed optimism that an agreement could come in the near future. He continued that: "We believe that, following what was discussed today, we could come to a final agreement within a reasonably short time."
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said that today's round of talks were not the final meeting with the EU on the issue. He added: "We warned them that this issue cannot last and it can't be an excuse so that we have to delay the work every month, every second month, while our friends in Europe do not reach any concrete results."
Before the talks, Germany, France and Britain had been warning that they were considering a U.S. recommendation to bring Iran before the U.N. Security Council for suspected violations of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.