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Iran Rules Out Nuclear Suspension


11 September 2005

Iran's new foreign minister says Tehran will not return to a full suspension of nuclear fuel activities and warned against referring the issue to the U.N. Security Council.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki made his comments at a news conference Sunday.

Mr. Mottaki reiterated Iran's position that it will not stop uranium processing.  He also rejected a European threat to refer Tehran to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions as a no-win situation.  He warned such a move would result in certain consequences, but he did not elaborate.

European negotiators have been trying to convince Iran to totally abandon nuclear fuel work in exchange for a package of trade, diplomatic, security and technological incentives.

The United States accuses Iran of using its nuclear program as a cover to secretly produce nuclear weapons.  Tehran says it only wants nuclear technology to produce electricity.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.



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