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Press Statement
Gonzalo Gallegos, Acting Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 23, 2006


Iranian Response to the P5+1 Package

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1696 made clear the conditions Iran must meet regarding its nuclear program.

Yesterday the Iranian government conveyed its response to the package of incentives provided on June 6 by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China. We acknowledge that Iran considers its response as a serious offer, and we will review it. The response, however, falls short of the conditions set by the Security Council, which require the full and verifiable suspension of all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities.

We are consulting closely, including with other members of the Security Council, on next steps.

2006/763

Released on August 23, 2006

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