We believe firmly that US is provoking Iran for achieving a deal in Iraq so that Iran protects US troops there. But Iran as a Muslim country will never accept US military bases in Iraq to threat security of Iran itself.
Associated France Press 12/7/2006
'Long road' remains to resolve Iran nuclear row: Tehran envoy
BRUSSELS (AFP) - Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ari Larijani has warned that a "long road" remains ahead before Tehran's atomic standoff with the West can be solved, after his latest talks with European officials.
"We had very wide-ranging discussions, we were following up on the Tehran negotiations and in the meantime we have had contacts by telephone," he said Tuesday after talks with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Brussels.
"During these negotiations certain important points came up. Mr Solana must consult his friends, and then we will have to define together how we will proceed, because we have a long road to travel.
"We have to be precise and patient," he said.
Solana said the two men had reviewed developments since he initially made the West's offer to Tehran during a visit to the Iranian capital on June 6.
He added that he would report to foreign ministers of the six countries behind the offer -- the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. "We will make an analysis ... to see how we proceed," he said.