Iran ready to reach agreement with the IAEA
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said on Sunday the issue of recognizing Iran's enrichment right has been raised in Iran-West talks.
Hosseini's remarks came in response to a question whether the issue of enrichment suspension was discussed in talks between Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and the EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Lisbon Saturday night.
"The time for discussing the issue of enrichment has come to an end. The issue of recognizing Iran's right to enrich uranium is the question at present," he said, according to IRNA.
He said Solana and Larijani described their talks as "positive and constructive" and added, "The two sides also stressed that they will hold the next round of talks in three weeks."
Asked if Iran has promised the International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei to present a plan which would guarantee Tehran's response to the IAEA's remaining questions, the spokesman said, "Larijani's statements on the issue were clear.
"The outcome of talks with ElBaradei was conditioned on results of negotiations with Solana." Hosseini added, "Iran regards the whole talks as a package. "If the talks result in a specific and logical outcome, Iran is ready to reach an agreement with the IAEA on resolving the remaining issues."