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To: DoctorZIn
EU policy towards Iran unchanged

2003/08/02
Brussels, Aug 2 - EU sources in Brussels are denying that is any major shift in policy by the European bloc towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"There is no major change in the policy towards Iran. There is no suspension of talks or threat of any break in dialogue with Iran," an European Commission official said speaking on condition of anonymity.

EU foreign ministers in a meeting in Brussels on 21 July said the European council will review future steps of the co-operation between EU and Iran in September in view of further developments particularly with regard to the second report of IAEA Director General, Elbaradei, on Iran's nuclear programme.

"Of course, we would like to see more cooperation from Iran on the nuclear issue," said the official adding that the ministers merely formalized their position to review future relations with Tehran.

"There was no threat of cut in dialogue or any major shift in policy towards Iran, noted the official.

http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=184972&n=32
20 posted on 08/02/2003 12:45:46 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; ...
EU policy towards Iran unchanged
2003/08/02

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21 posted on 08/02/2003 12:47:44 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
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To: nuconvert
I don't detect a shift with the governments of Europe. The press and the people may be boisterous in their support for the students. But, it may take time for the governments to react to the change.

Perhaps the issue may not be as cut and dried as we think. The governments may have reason to be wary of opening the pandora's box that is Iran. I couldn't profess to know what goes on in the quiet meetings of the men in power.
23 posted on 08/02/2003 1:09:15 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Life isn't fair. It's fairer than death, is all.")
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