Talks with 6 nations will test their respect: Iran
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 18:59
Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today said that the upcoming nuclear talks with the US and five other nations will be a "test" of their respect for Iran's rights.

Iran has come under intense pressure to fully disclose its nuclear activities ahead of tomorrow's meeting in Geneva with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.

The recent revelation that Tehran has been secretly constructing a new facility to produce nuclear fuel drew international condemnation and raised suspicion that Iran is trying to make a nuclear weapon.

"This meeting is a test to measure the extent of sincerity and commitment of some countries to law and justice," Ahmadinejad said after a Cabinet meeting, according to official IRNA news agency.

Ahmadinejad singled out the US, Britain and France in particular for their harsh criticism of Iran.

"This meeting is an exceptional opportunity for the US government and the two European countries to change their position in the world and reform their way of interacting with other governments and return to law, justice and respect," he said.

He described the meeting as a good opportunity for a "fresh start".

Iran has said it is willing to have a general discussion about nuclear technology at tomorrow's meeting.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 18:59

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