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WTO agrees entry talks with Iran
Tehran denies that it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons
The World Trade Organisation has agreed to allow Iran to begin membership talks after the US lifted its opposition to Tehran joining the body.
The move comes a day after Iran agreed a deal with European countries to maintain its suspension of nuclear activities and continue talks.
The US said in March it would drop its decade-long block on Iran to help those negotiations.
Iran applied to join the 148-member trade group in September 1996.
May 26, 2005 — TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rohani warned on Thursday that an agreement with the European Union reached on Wednesday to provide a two-month breathing space in nuclear talks could still unravel if Iran's leadership objects.
"We told them (the EU) we neither reject your proposal nor accept it," Rohani told state television the day after talks with the foreign ministers of Britain, Germany and France appeared to avert a major showdown over Iran's nuclear plans.
"We will take it to Tehran and if it is acceptable to Tehran then we can discuss it and finalize the talks. But it might be totally unacceptable to Tehran," he added.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
First of all I didn't start this thread.