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Iran to submit nuclear plan next month, not fearful of UN action

[JURIST] Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani [Wikipedia profile] announced Friday that Iran is not concerned about possible UN Security Council [official website] action on its continued uranium enrichment activities but said that the nation planned to present new ideas aimed at reducing suspicions about its nuclear agenda. Larijani said that Iran hoped to release a new plan for broadening nuclear negotiations [Reuters report] within a month, but many believe the announcement is a stall tactic. Iran hopes to expand the negotiations beyond the European nations [JURIST report] of Britain, France and Germany, to include more sympathetic nations, such as South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, China and Yemen. The US has dismissed the expansion idea as a "typical tactic of the Iranian government designed to change the subject." AP has more. From Iran, state-run IRNA has local coverage.

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