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    TEHRAN, July 31 (RIA Novosti) -- Iran will resume nuclear programs at the Isfahan nuclear technology center if the EU fails to submit proposals on the solution of the controversy around Iranian nuclear programs soon, Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Hamid Reza Asefi told a news conference Sunday.

    He also said that Iran is willing to continue negotiations with the "European triad," Great Britain, France and Germany, and maintain a temporary suspension of its uranium enrichment programs.

    Speaking about the possibility of the submission of the Iranian "nuclear dossier" to the UN Security Council, the Iranian official said," the European Union does not have any legal or justified reasons to do so."

    "If it does happen, the Europeans will be harmed even more than Iran," Asefi added.

    A RIA Novosti source in the Iranian foreign ministry said that in accordance with the recent agreements between Iran and the EU, the European countries promised to submit their proposals by August 1. "Therefore, we hope they will keep their promises," he added.

    Earlier, the European triad representatives in Iran sent a letter to Hasan Rowhani, head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, with request to postpone the submission of the project for a week, until August 7. They claimed the complexity of the problem as the reason for the delay.

    Tehran dismissed the request and asked the EU again to submit the proposals as planned.

    According to local experts, the EU delays the submission of the proposals hoping to convince the new Iranian government formed by president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to abandon future nuclear programs. His inauguration is scheduled for August 6.

    The European Triad has been working on its proposals for two months.

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