Iran, G5+1 still negotiating on upcoming talks
Updated: 2010-11-30 16:07
TEHRAN - Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday that Iran and the five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany (G5+1) are still negotiating on the venue and agenda of the upcoming talks.
Upon revealing the agreements on the venue and agenda of the talks, it will be announced in due course, said Mehmanparast.
On Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that agreement has been reached on the date of the talks, but their content and venue are yet to be negotiated. He said that Iran will never negotiate over enriching uranium, which is its non- negotiable right.
European Union (EU) foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has agreed to a proposal to meet with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili on Dec 5, probably in Switzerland, turning down Iranian suggestion of meeting in Istanbul.
The US State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said on Monday that the United States is still waiting for a confirmation from Iran on the potential talks with major powers designed to solve the current nuclear standoff.
"We have offered a date. We've offered locations to (Iran). And we are awaiting for a confirmation by (Iran) that not only if the dates are right, but the location is acceptable," Crowley said in a regular briefing.
Wimbledon semifinalist Li Na led host China to capture the team tennis title on Tuesday at the Asian Games, accomplishing her Asiad tour with three consecutive victories.
China continues to face mounting pressure to curb environmental degradation, despite progress in reducing pollution over the last five years, the environmental protection minister warned.
China's top labor official said the country will face a tough employment situation in the next five years.
China is in talks about selling the FC-1 fighter jet to eight countries, Flightglobal.com reported Wednesday.