Talks with 6 nations will test their respect: Iran

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

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

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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