G5+1 Incentive Package Should Not Include Suspension

June 14, 2008

Government spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Elham said on Saturday that the Group 5+1 incentive package should not include suspension which is not negotiable.

EU foreign policy and security chief Javier Solana arrived in Tehran on Friday night to deliver a package of incentives about Iranian nuclear program to Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

"Iran's position on the issue is completely clear. No suspension or halt should be set as a precondition" for talks, Elham told reporters at his weekly press conference.

"Iran would carefully study the package and announce its view later," Elham said adding, "Iran's position is to hold talks and interaction on international issues" as well as proposals which have been set with respect to Tehran's absolute nuclear rights.

Asked if Solana would meet with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or attend a question-answer session with students of one of Tehran's universities, Elham said Solana is in Iran "only to deliver the incentive package."
He stressed that no other meeting was at the EU officials agenda.

Students of Tehran's University of Science and Technology (Elm-o- Sanat) have previously invited Solana to attend a Q&A meeting on the sidelines of his visit to Iran to answer questions about the EU performance, the students' Representative Saeed Soleimani told IRNA.