Monday, April 23, 2007

Ahmadinejad Rejects Nuke Compromise

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today ruled out any possibility of a suspension of uranium enrichment. Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator is scheduled to meet the EU officials on Wednesday, but Ahmadinejad’s announcement makes those talks irrelevant.

An EU spokesman said today that its foreign policy chief Javier Solana would still try to persuade the Iranian negotiator Ali Larijani to accept a double suspension of uranium enrichment and UN sanctions to allow time for negotiations.

Ahmadinejad told Reuters in an interview that Iran will not accept the double suspension solution because the UN sanctions are not legal.

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