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European Union Offers Nuclear Proposals to Iran

The European Union has submitted a package of proposals to Iran aimed at ending a long-running standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.

The offer was transmitted Friday by the ambassadors of Britain, France and Germany, which have been negotiating with Tehran to seek guarantees that its nuclear program is peaceful.

Details of the plan were not immediately known. But diplomats quoted by the New York Times said Europe planned to offer Iran a sweeping proposal allowing it to acquire nuclear reactors and fuel and achieve a full economic relationship with the West if it ends its suspected weapons program.

The report says the proposal seeks a pledge by Iran to end any uranium conversion and enrichment activities.

A spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday a special session will be held Tuesday to discuss Iran's threat to resume sensitive nuclear fuel cycle work.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AFP and AP.