EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Iran had not yet given a clear "yes" or "no" answer on the West's proposed incentives to suspend its nuclear programme, adding that he hoped it would be given "soon".
Iran has given no clear answer on the incentives proposal for suspending its nuclear programme at talks in Geneva with six powers trying to negotiate a resolution of the long-running dispute, European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana told a news conference.
"We have not got a clear answer ... we didn't get an answer 'yes' or 'no' and we hope that it will be given soon," he said.
Major world powers sounded out
The unprecedented participation of a senior
Signs of easing tension have helped knocked the price of oil off recent record highs, but the optimism was tempered by a US insistence that despite the presence of its envoy William Burns, real negotiations cannot begin until
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Western diplomats say they want the talks to clarify
"We are interested in creating conditions in a creative manner to start negotiations," said a spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who presented the offer to
The UN has imposed three sets of sanctions on
Tension has intensified since
Yet oil prices slipped on Friday, ending 13 percent down from last week's record of over $147 a barrel of crude.
Traders cited as factors the attendance of Burns -- a career diplomat who helped restore
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