No final deals, only ‘solid progress’ in latest world powers talk with Iran
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No final deals, only ‘solid progress’ in latest world powers talk with Iran

Baghdad : Iraq | May 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM PDT
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After a closing plenary session held Thursday in Baghdad, ending bilateral talks between the world’s powers and Iran, aimed at putting to an end Tehran's controversial nuclear aspirations, both sides have reached no final deals but submitted a package of proposals considered to move the accord forward in ‘solid progress,’ CNN said.

On the one hand, a member of Iranian delegation said Iran has submitted to the six nations a package of proposals with some points addressing the nuclear issue, and on the other hand, the six nations have put forward a detailed proposal which included “confidence-building measures that can begin to pave the way for Iran to demonstrate that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and for it to comply with UNSC (U.N. Security Council) resolutions."

According to a British Foreign Office spokesman, the world powers offered to support Iranian economic and agricultural development in exchange for cooperation and proposed that Iran swap its low-enriched uranium for fuel rods to power a medical research reactor in Tehran.

The talks did not sway one bit the sanction imposed by the United Nations, the United States and the European Union that has been crippling Iran’s economy, which would be further pressed if an embargo on its oil exports by EU takes effect this July.

Michael Mann, a spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, said "Obviously, you have various U.N. Security Council resolutions and reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that have found suspicions that they may be developing a military program, so our proposals on the table address those concerns. We hope that they will come back and react positively to those proposals that we've made and that we can really talk about the substance and get things moving."

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/23/world/meast/iran-nuclear/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton  walks with Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili before their meeting in Baghdad
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton walks with Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili before their meeting in Baghdad
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