Related News

Home » World

Iran's Ahmadinejad ruled out talks on nuclear rights

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today that the nuclear issue is over and Iran will never negotiate on its undeniable nuclear rights.

"From our view point, the nuclear issue is finished," Ahmadinejad told a press conference, "we will never negotiate on the Iranian nation's obvious rights."

"We will continue our work in the framework of global regulations," Ahmadinejad said, adding that Iran will continue its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Ahmadinejad said Iran is ready for talks with world powers on global issues in a "fair and logical" framework.

"Iran is ready for talks with world powers on global challenges," he said, adding "we will talk with any country that is interested in this."

In response to the world powers' invitation for nuclear talks, Iran has prepared its new package of proposals, said Ahmadinejad, without giving the exact time to present the package.

"We are still waiting for their change of attitude," he said, adding "they will not benefit from continuing previous attitude."

The United States and other Western countries claim that Iran intends to secretly develop nuclear weapons. The UN Security Council also requires Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment activity.

Iran, however, insists that its nuclear plan is only for peaceful purposes, vowing to continue its uranium enrichment activity despite pressure and sanctions from Western countries.

On Wednesday, diplomats from UN Security Council's five permanent members plus Germany met in Frankfurt to address the Iranian nuclear issue.

The head of the IAEA, Mohamed ElBaradei, said recently that there is no evidence that Iran would produce nuclear weapons in the near future.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend