Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in Qazvin today that Iran will not enter into any negotiations with the major world powers over its “nuclear rights”.
Ahmadinejad said Iran was only willing to discuss “global issues” with the West as an equal partner.
“The West should sit down at the negotiating table with an equal status as us and based on mutual respect. Under such condition, Iran can hold talks on global issues," he said [IRNA, 10 November].
Ahmadinejad did not make it clear as to why Iran had accepted EU’s invitation to hold talks on the country’s nuclear program with the P5+1 if the “nuclear rights” issues, that presumably include uranium enrichment programs, are off the table.