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Iran welcomes U.S. talks offer, but rejects conditions
Iran strongly rejected U.S. conditions for talks over its nuclear program, saying it was prepared to negotiate with Washington, but unwilling to suspend uranium enrichment activities, BBC reported.
In a major policy shift toward Iran, the U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday that Washington would join European states in talks with Iran if it agreed to halt its nuclear work.
Responding to the U.S. offer, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said: "We support dialogue in a fair and unbiased atmosphere, but we will not talk about our undeniable and legitimate rights, because this is the right of our people according to international laws and treaties.”
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I dont agree,
I believe if Iran were really hell bent on aquirering this for ' peacful ' purposes..
putting it on HOLD while fine details are worked out will do what?
maybe delay there goals a few months?
its not like they NEED this energy source now. .and are struggling without it.
UNITED NATIONS: Group: Outlaw nuclear weapons
A study led by former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix called Thursday for outlawing nuclear weapons and reviving global cooperation on disarmament.
As long as any nuclear, chemical and biological arms remain anywhere, "there is a high risk that they will one day be used by design or accident," the two-year investigation by the independent Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission concluded.
Despite the end of the Cold War, the stocks of such weapons remain extraordinarily high, including 27,000 nuclear weapons, about 12,000 of them still actively deployed, the commission said.