The next episode is expected either on June 13, when the IAEA Board of Governors will meet, or after a new Cabinet is formed in Iran following the June 17 presidential elections.
At the concluding round of talks in Geneva, the EU proposed that Tehran submit for its consideration a general project of EU-Iran cooperation covering various aspects, including nuclear technology cooperation, within two months. The proposal, it must be admitted, was unexpected and contradicted the logic of the talks held in the past.
Tehran tried in vain to convince the EU that its nuclear program was absolutely peaceful, including the complete technological cycle of uranium enrichment it is developing. Tehran might have convinced the EU, if it had not been for the U.S., which continued to tell the Europeans about its fears that Tehran's assurances masked a desire to develop its own nuclear weapons. Therefore, the EU attempted to make Iran give up the idea of enriching uranium completely to ensure that its dossier was not transferred to the UN Security Council.