Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Iran sees little hope for deal in nuclear meeting

AFP, Sify News:
Iran said Tuesday it had little hope of reaching an agreement in emergency nuclear talks with Britain, France and Germany, saying the Europeans were hostage to the hardline US position.

"There is not a very big chance for an agreement," nuclear negotiator Cyrus Nasseri told AFP.

"The Europeans are not capable of acting independently from the extremists in the American administration. We don't have a problem with the Europeans themselves, but when it comes to making a decision they want to coordinate with the Americans," he added. ...

Nasseri repeated that Iran's decision to resume fuel work was "definitive", but added that "if we reach an agreement on the plan proposed by Iran, it is possible we delay the timing of this resumption". ...