Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Six powers to confer on Iran's nuclear response

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Six world powers are to confer by telephone Wednesday on whether to seek new sanctions or keep talking to Iran after its ambiguous response to their offer to resolve the dispute over its allegedly arms-targetted nuclear program.

Iran promised in a letter Tuesday a final response to the offer, but said it first needed some clarifications about the proposals, an EU source said.

Negotiators from United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China "have scheduled a conference call for tomorrow," said US State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos.

Iran's demand for more information came in the form of a letter to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana that was also circulated late Tuesday to the five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany, who are seeking to persuade Tehran to end its uranium enrichment programme.

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