Iran ready to restart nuclear talks with EU

Iran is ready to restart its negotiations with the European Union (EU) over its nuclear enrichment program, Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki saidPutra Iaya on Tuesday.

"I would like to announce our readiness to restart immediately the negotiations with the EU 3 (Britain, France and Germany) to resolve the issue," Mottaki said.

Mottaki made the remarks at a news conference after the conclusion of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Coordinating Bureau ( NAM-CoB) Ministerial Meeting in the Malaysian administrative center of Putrajaya.

Iran will respond to the call of the NAM and will resume negotiations on its nuclear enrichment program with other parties "without any preconditions", Mottaki told reporters.

Earlier, the NAM ministerial meeting released a statement, encouraging Iran to "urgently continue to cooperate actively and fully with the IAEA" in order to resolve the outstanding issue.

When asked whether Iran will resume direct talks with the United States, Mottaki attributed to the suspension to latter's " bad temperament"

"Iran might resume the direct talks over its nuclear program if Washington changed its behavior," said Mottaki.

Iran is a member country of the 45-year-old movement, which includes 116 members of the worldwide.

Source: Xinhua



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