'Iran preparing package to resolve int'l problems'

Iranain Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Sunday it would soon unveil proposals aimed at resolving "international" and other problems.

'Iran preparing package to resolve int'l problems'
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki made the announcement when asked about a meeting of six major powers in China next Wednesday to discuss whether to increase incentives to Tehran.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is trying to come up with a proposed package in an effort to resolve regional and international problems in dialogue with opposing parties," Mottaki said, without explicitly mentioning the nuclear dispute.

"The proposed package will have a new orientation and I think various parties, including 5 plus 1, can take advantage of this plan," he told reporters. "We will announce the details of this package in the near future."

He was referring to the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France -- and Germany who meet on April 16 in Shanghai to discuss whether to enhance incentives offered to Iran.

"Any package that would not guarantee the Islamic Republic of Iran's rights or that might undermine or limit Iran's rights would not be accepted by Iran," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told a weekly news conference on Sunday.

He also said Iran wanted compensation for damage caused by sanctions against the country, saying any negotiations could include the manner of compensating the country.

The Security Council has imposed three rounds of sanctions on Iran since late 2006.

Last Mod: 13 Nisan 2008, 16:44
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