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Iran's nuclear negotiator to discuss "new ideas" with EU's Solana on Friday

TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili is going to present "new ideas" during his meeting with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said in Tehran on Sunday.

The previous round of talks between Iranian and EU officials was held in Rome on October 23, in which Ali Larijani, the former Supreme National Security Council secretary, accompanied Jalili, who is the current SNSC secretary.

Solana is scheduled to submit a report to the 5+1 group (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) about his evaluation of recent meetings with Iranian nuclear officials.

The meeting between Jalili and Solana will be held in London ahead of Solana's report to the UN Security Council, Hosseini told reporters at his weekly press briefing.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has submitted two official letters to Iran's representative at the IAEA, confirming that the issues of the P-1 and P-2 centrifuge machines and the metal uranium have been resolved, he added.

Iranian and IAEA officials are scheduled to continue nuclear talks on the remaining issues, which include the source of contamination, plutonium 210, and the Gachin mine, as of December 11, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Iran welcomes EU3 statement

Hosseini hailed a statement released by the EU3 in which Germany, Britain, and France expressed support for the continuation of cooperation between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog.

At the IAEA Board of Governors meeting on Friday, the EU3 confirmed that Iran is effectively cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Nuclear proposals should respect Iran's legal rights

Proposals on Iran's nuclear program should not demand that the Islamic Republic should do anything outside the framework of international law, Hosseini said in reference to calls for Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment activities.

"We abide by our commitments based on the NPT and other international treaties. Since we never ask for any rights outside the framework of international law, we don't expect to be requested to do anything outside that framework," he added.

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