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Iran Ready For Real Nuke Negotiations

From "Ali Akbar" at the Associated Press:

Iranian top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani during a press conference in Tehran on August 6.

Iran Ready for 'Serious' Nuclear Talks

Aug 22

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday that Tehran was ready to enter "serious negotiations" over its disputed nuclear program but did not say whether it was willing to suspend uranium enrichment – the West's key demand.

The negotiator, Ali Larijani, hand-delivered Iran's response to a six-nation package of nuclear incentives aimed at persuading it to suspend enrichment. He gave the reply to ambassadors from Britain, China, Russia, France, Germany and Switzerland, state-run television said, without disclosing details.

"Iran is prepared as of Aug. 23 to enter serious negotiations" with the countries that proposed the package, state-run television quoted Larijani as telling the envoys.

Iranian officials close to the meeting said Iran offered a "new formula" to resolve the dispute as part of its formal response to the incentive package. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

"Iran has provided a comprehensive response to everything said in the Western package. In addition, Iran, in its formal response, has asked some questions to be answered," one official said, without elaborating.

European Union officials declined to comment, saying they needed to study the Iranian offer…

Saddam was able to do this kind of dance for how many years? Twelve?

I guess comes from their heritage as rug dealers.

But would you buy a used kilim from this guy?

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