Iranian rejects enrichment suspension

On the eve of talks with the European Union's foreign policy chief, Iran's nuclear negotiator Wednesday rejected the possibility of Iran suspending its uranium enrichment program.

Iranian rejects enrichment suspension
On the eve of talks with the European Union's foreign policy chief, Iran's nuclear negotiator Wednesday rejected the possibility of Iran suspending its uranium enrichment program.

"Suspension is not the right solution for solving the issue," the state news agency quoted Ali Larijani as saying before leaving Tehran for Spain. "Past experiences have shown that suspension is not acceptable, at all."

Larijani is expected to hold talks with the EU's Javier Solana on Thursday.

The U.N. Security Council has demanded that Iran suspend uranium enrichment. The Security Council first imposed sanctions on Iran on Dec. 23 for rejecting its demands, and then modestly increased them in March.

The council is preparing to debate a third round of punitive measures against Tehran.

However, Larijani said Tehran was prepared and ready to remove the West's concerns over its nuclear program. "We want to continue our peaceful nuclear program, but others should have no concerns about it as well."

Last Mod: 30 Mayıs 2007, 15:17
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