P5+1 proposes new package to Iran: Ashton spokesman
The representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) have proposed a new package to Iran, a European Union (EU) spokesman told.
Michael Mann, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, said Wednesday that the P5+1 put forward a set of new proposals to Tehran. Iran has not confirmed receiving the package yet.
The package “aims to address the international community’s concerns about the Iranian nuclear program. We always said that Iran is permitted to have a peaceful nuclear program,” he told Press TV in Baghdad.
The spokesman said that he cannot give further details about the package at this point of time.
Iran and the P5+1 -- China, Russia, Britain, France, and the US plus Germany -- wrapped up the first session of talks in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday.
An informed source said the negotiations will continue on Thursday.
Mann expressed hope that the Iranian side react positively to the new proposals.
“We’re not expecting a final deal today. This is a process. This is the second round. There will hopefully be the third round soon and we can make gradual progress,” the spokesman concluded.