Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) waves to journalists as Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili stands in the background before an official meeting in Tehran July 1, 2008. Iran said on Saturday its nuclear stance had not changed and it was ready to hold talks with world major powers over its disputed nuclear program based on international regulations.
Iran’s nuclear program remains unchanged, a government spokesman Saturday, indicating that Tehran has no plans to meet a key Western demand that it stop enriching uranium.
Gholam Hossein Elham’s insistence that Iran would not change the central part of its controversial program came a day after Iran sent the European Union its response to an international proposal to curb its program in exchange for economic incentives. The content of the response has not been made public.
“Iran’s stand regarding its peaceful nuclear program has not changed,” Mr. Elham told reporters.
Iran’s ambassador to Belgium presented the response to the package to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Brussels on Friday, and Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, spoke with Mr. Solana by phone, Iranian state media has reported.
European officials said they were studying the Iranian response and were consulting among themselves and with America, Russia, and China on what to do next.
The Iranian Mullahs covet nuclear weapons and will do anything to obtain them, including the big stall game while they enrich sufficient uranium for BREAKOUT CAPABILITY.
Negotiations with Iran have gone nowhere. The United States and Israel need to shit or get off the pot.
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