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Russian nuclear proposal still negotiable: Iran

The comment came a few hours after Iran said that the Russian compromise proposal was no longer on its agenda.

india Updated: Mar 12, 2006 18:42 IST

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Sunday said a Russian compromise proposal on its nuclear programme can still be negotiated.

"As for the Russian proposal, if it considers Iran's right to conduct (nuclear) research on its soil, it can be a topic of negotiation, because the right to conduct research in Iran is the Islamic republic's right that we neither want to give up nor will do," Hamid Reza Asefi said on state television.

He made this comment a few hours after stating that Iran believes a Russian compromise proposal for Iran to enrich uranium on Russian soil is no longer on its agenda now that the nuclear case is being handled by UN Security Council.

First Published: Mar 12, 2006 18:42 IST