Iran told to live up to international demands

The European Union today called on Iran to live up to international demands to halt its nuclear programme and return to negotiations.

The European Union today called on Iran to live up to international demands to halt its nuclear programme and return to negotiations.

The 27-nation EU and the United States fear the programme is being used to develop nuclear weapons.

“Iran should comply to its obligations under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and that it should implement the United Nations Security Council resolutions,” said EU spokeswoman Christiane Hohmann in Brussels.

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has not been in contact with Iran’s nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani after Iran announced the expansion of its enrichment program yesterday, said Solana’s spokeswoman Cristina Gallach.

She said the last time the two talked over the telephone was last week, just after the announcement to release the 15 British sailors and marines held captive by Iran.

“Solana said to Larijani that he would be expecting a call anytime, but it has not happened,” Gallach said. “We are keen in creating the conditions for negotiations to start.”

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