Iranian leader: U.S. nuke talks not needed

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Iranian leader: U.S. nuke talks not needed

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TEHRAN, Iran - Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that Iran does not need negotiations with the United States over its nuclear program, apparently seeking to reassure hard-liners the country will not cave in as it considers a key Western incentives package.

Khamenei, who has the final word on all state matters, did not give his position on the proposals aimed at persuading Iran to impose a long-term moratorium on enriching uranium.

In Washington, White House press secretary Tony Snow said Khamenei's remarks were "ambiguous" and that the Bush administration has heard varying responses from different quarters in Iran. He said Washington expects a formal response from Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, to European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

"We're waiting for a consistent, official response," Snow said.

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I don't think Iran will accept the incentives package that the west has offered. Their official response will not come until mid August and may just be a stall for time.
By YCON: posted on 28-6-2006








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