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Iran Agrees to Discuss Its Nuclear Program

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 07:42 AM

 

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has agreed to discuss its nuclear program at a meeting next week in Geneva, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Islamic Republic won't make "one iota" of concessions about its nuclear rights.

The European Union says Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, will meet with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton on Dec. 6 and 7 — the first talks in a year after negotiations bogged down.

Ashton's office says she will act "on behalf" of the U.S., China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany.

Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that his country is ready to enter nuclear talks with the world powers under "equal" conditions.

The United States and its allies say Iran is seeking to build a nuclear bomb. Tehran denies that.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

BRUSSELS (AP) — Iran has agreed to discuss its nuclear program at a meeting next week in Geneva, the European Union announced Tuesday.

Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, will meet with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton on Dec. 6 and 7 — the first talks in a year after negotiations bogged down.

Her office said she will act "on behalf" of the U.S., China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany — six nations representing the international community in its standoff with Tehran over Iran's nuclear program.

Officials from the six nations are expected to attend the Geneva talks.

The United States and its allies say Iran is seeking to build a nuclear bomb. Tehran denies that. However, Iran's enrichment program is of international concern because it can create both fuel for an electricity-generating reactor as well as nuclear warhead material. Iran insists it wants to enrich only to run a nuclear reactor network.

The U.S. and some of its allies are pushing Tehran to fully open all facilities to international inspection and to give up uranium enrichment, a key element that could give it a pathway to a bomb. Iran says it has a right to enrich uranium for producing nuclear fuel.

Last month, the EU rejected Istanbul as a venue saying there was no need for another regional power to get involved.

Negotiations foundered a year ago over a U.N.-drafted proposal for Iran to ship most of its stockpile of enriched uranium abroad for further processing and to be returned in the form of fuel rods for a Tehran research reactor that makes isotopes used in cancer treatment.

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