Iran says no talks on `nuclear dossier` at Istanbul

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 23:13

Tehran: Iran will not talk on its
"nuclear dossier" at the Istanbul talks with world powers,
atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi said in comments published
today, reiterating Tehran`s long-standing policy.

"We will absolutely not recognise the negotiation if
the other side wants to negotiate on the issue of the nuclear
dossier," Salehi said in an interview with state-run Iran
newspaper.

"The technical and legal aspects of any country`s
nuclear issues can be discussed only with the International
Atomic Energy Agency and the agency, based on international
rules and regulations, is the only authority to judge the
member states` issues," Salehi added.

"If we consider this as the principle... then
discussing the issue, named (Iran) nuclear issue, from our
point of view is a dossier fabricated by the West and
discussing it with the five-plus-one about this is
meaningless," said Salehi, who oversees Tehran`s nuclear
programme.

Top Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, has maintained that Tehran`s nuclear dossier is a
"closed file."

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 23:13

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