Iran rules out nuclear talks

2009-05-26 13:47 BJT


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is rejecting an offer of direct talks about its nuclear program from six countries, including the US, China, Russia and Britain.

Ahmadinejad says Tehran will only deal with the issue within the International Atomic Energy Agency's regulations.

The Iranian president says no one will be allowed to negotiate the country's legitimate right outside of the IAEA's regulations. As for the invitation to hold talks with the six countries, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran would hand a "package of suggestions" to them.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President, said, "The nuclear issue is a finished issue for us, our talks will only be in the framework of cooperation for managing global issues and nothing else. We have clearly announced this."

Ahmadinejad also says he would like to debate US President Barack Obama at the United Nations. He invited Obama to sit at the UN and debate the origin of the global problems and have each side put forward its solutions.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President, said, "If I am reelected by the great Iranian nation, I will repeat my invitation to Mr. Obama to have a debate in the UN to study the origin of the global issues and the management of the world for international peace."

Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, and debates of the issue is already over. Tehran vows to continue its uranium enrichment activities and talks with the West would be about management of the world instead of its nuclear program.

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