Friday, July 07, 2006

Iran says has positive impression of nuclear proposal

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said on Friday he had a "positive impression" of a proposal for Iran to halt nuclear enrichment. READ MORE

Western powers have demanded Iran make a full reply to an offer of a package of incentives for it to halt nuclear enrichment by a July 15 Group of Eight (G8) summit in St. Petersburg at the latest. Tehran says it will not give its answer before August 22.

Larijani told a news conference in Madrid that there was no reason to be pessimistic about an impasse and that doubts about the proposal must be resolved by dialogue.