Stop Fundamentalism, June 26 â€“ All the partners are agreed that Iran should respond in weeks, not months, and that the precondition should be that the Iranians suspend enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, White House Spokesman, Tony Snow commented on how much time Iran has to respond to the Westâ€™s incentive package offer, at a press briefing on June 23
Also In Budapest, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley said on the same issue, â€œThere are a lot of issues on the table. There are human rights; there’s terrorism. The series of issues that separate Iran from the international community are not limited to the possibility of developing a nuclear weapon.â€
While the 5+1 countries are asking Iran to respond by the end of June, the Iranian regime insists on a date in August.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian regimeâ€™s president said Iran would take until mid-August to respond to the incentives package, prompting US President George W. Bush to accuse Teheran of dragging its feet.