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Fact Sheet
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Washington, DC
June 16, 2008

Updated P5+1 Package

On 14-15 June 2008, EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, accompanied by the Political Directors of China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom, presented Iran with an updated package of incentives on behalf of the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States). This package was delivered to several Iranian officials, including: Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki; Iran's lead nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili; and, the Speaker of the Majles, Ali Larijani.

Through delivery of the package, the members of the P5+1 renew our commitment to a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue through the dual-track strategy of both offering negotiations once Iran suspends its proliferation sensitive nuclear activities while increasing the pressure on Iran to comply with its international obligations through a range of targeted sanctions measures. We also demonstrate our continued support for the Iranian people and their legitimate aspirations for technological advancement and economic development.

The updated P5+1 package builds on the structure established in the previous offer, which the P5+1 presented to Iran in June 2006. In doing so, the package promises far-reaching benefits to the Iranian nation and people. In sum, these include:

  • Cooperation in support of Iran's peaceful use of nuclear energy through the provision of technological and financial assistance, support for Iran's construction of state-of-the-art light water reactors and guaranteed nuclear fuel supply, and cooperation in spent fuel and radioactive waste management;
  • Economic engagement, especially support for Iran's participation in the World Trade Organization, and increased direct investment in and trade with Iran;
  • Development of Iran's conventional energy infrastructure;
  • Assistance with Iran's agricultural development;
  • Cooperation with Iran in transportation, civil aviation, environmental, emergency response, and educational fields; and
  • Dialogue on political and regional security issues.

Iran's leaders claim to want civilian nuclear power. The members of the P5+1 will make this goal a reality if Iran accepts the cooperation offered. Moreover, that cooperation will open the way to a more productive economy and greater prosperity for all Iranians. The United States reiterates its long-standing willingness to engage Iran in direct negotiations, as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has stated, "on any issue, any time, any place," provided Iran suspends its uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities.

Such suspension is required for negotiations to take place in an atmosphere of mutual confidence. We urge Iran to take this step without further delay.

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