Iranian media report that Iran’s nuclear talks in Baghdad was wrapped up without any official statements about a resolution having been reached.
ISNA reports that Iran responded to the proposal package offered by the G5+1, but the world powers have not yet responded in turn.
Iranian media are less optimistic about the outcome of the talks today and have been predicting there is little chance of an agreement being reached.
ISNA seems to implicate the U.S. in the possible failure of the talks, saying “the West, especially the U.S., has refused to present its summary” of Iran’s proposed package.
An Iranian delegate told Reuters yesterday that the West has created a “difficult atmosphere” and he blamed the United States for not letting the talks reach a resolution.
The Iranian delegate was quoted as saying that the G5+1 has come to Baghdad without a clear plan.
The Mehr News Agency also wrote: “The main point about the position of the G5+1 in Baghdad is that they have retreated from their promising position in Istanbul and they have not kept to the mutual actions agreed upon in Istanbul.”
Yesterday the two sides presented their proposal packages to each other. The world powers called for Iran to stop enriching uranium to the 20-per-cent level in exchange for medical isotopes, aircraft parts and cooperation in peaceful nuclear activities.
ISNA writes that Iran has referred to this package as “limited in scope” and “unbalanced.”
IRNA reports that Iran’s proposal, on the other hand, was “comprehensive and balanced” and built on the previous Istanbul talks by presenting a “step by step” plan to proceed.
The Associated Press reported that Iran’s proposal package included granting permission to inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit military bases that have been of recent concern to the West.
While reports indicate that the meetings between the G5+1 and Iranian delegation have ended, bilateral talks appear to be continuing throughout the day in Baghdad.