Talks between Iran's main nuclear negotiator and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana later this month will be a prologue to a main meeting with the foreign ministers of the five UN Security Council member states plus Germany (5+1), a senior Iranian parliament deputy said Sunday.
"Talks with Solana will just be the prologue for meeting with the 5+1 (foreign ministers), and Solana as representing the 5+1 should therefore arrange the next steps," Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the parliament's foreign policy and security commission, told the official news agency IRNA.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeid Jalili is scheduled to meet Solana in mid-July. The venue is not yet clear.
The Iranian ambassador to Brussels on Friday presented Solana the reply by Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki to the latest 5+1 incentive package aimed at pressuring Iran to suspend uranium enrichment or otherwise face further sanctions.
Government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham said Saturday that talks with the 5+1 would only be held on the basis of respecting Iran's rights, adding that the Iranian position had not changed.
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