iran ready for ‘serious’ nuclear talks

iran ready for 'serious' nuclear talks

from houston chronicle: 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...

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

Their response was likely to depend on how far Tehran was ready to go in suspending uranium enrichment _ the cornerstone demand of the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, the six powers that agreed to the package of incentives if Iran compromises and punishments if it does not.