Iran says European position at nuclear talks still unacceptable
TEHRAN (AFP) Nov 27, 2004
Iran is still unable to accept some positions of European countries in crucial talks on its nuclear programme at the UN atomic agency, but an agreement remains possible, Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi said on Saturday.
"We still find positions contrary to the Paris agreement which are not acceptable for us," Kharazi said, referring to a deal reached earlier this month for Tehran to cease uranium enrichment activities.
"But the Europeans always have the possibility to modify these positions so that they do not contradict the Paris agreement," he told reporters.
He did not specify what positions he was referring to. But he said that Iran's request that 20 centrifuges be exempted from the agreement for research "has never been a problem".All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.