US Says Iran Conditions Remain
16 Apr 09 | AJE
The United States has said it would welcome dialogue with Iran but has not dropped its demand for it to halt uranium enrichment activities.
Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, was meeting Javier Solana, the European Union foreign policy chief, to discuss how to move forward in their dealings with Iran over its controversial nuclear activities.
“We’ve been saying that we are looking to have an engagement with Iran but we haven’t seen anything that would amount to any kind of proposal at all,” she said in Washington on Wednesday.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, said earlier that he would put forward a “new package” of proposals aimed at ending the stalemate over the nuclear programme.
“Iran will hold discussions based on this new package which guarantees peace and justice in the world,” he said in a speech in the southern province of Kerman.
Ahmadinejad said the proposals would be presented to the P5-plus-1 group, referring to UN Security Council permanent members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany. >>>