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Senior Iranian Official: Iran Offers a 10-Point Package to IAEA

Source: Radio Farda Newsroom

Following the rejection of the EU's November deadline by Iran on Sunday, Iran is now trying to achieve its goals by offering a proposal for a broader deal with the west. This seems to be what analysts call the "Grand Bargain" with Iran.

Hussein Mousavian, the foreign policy head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council in an interview with the Financial Times said this proposal includes the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, the issue of suspected Al-Qaeda detainees in Iran, "security in the region including the Persian Gulf, Central Asia and Middle East" as well as the issues regarding trade and human rights. The FT does not specify what exactly the Iranian official meant by referring to the elimination of weapons of mass destruction.

FT quotes Mossavian as saying that Iran was looking at the nuclear issue as part of a broader deal with the EU.

He suggested that Iran may temporarily suspend uranium enrichment but will never give in to European's demand of its complete cessation. This would never happen he said and added that Iran was prepared to give further assurances that its nuclear activities will "remain forever peaceful".

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