Iran Turns Down Direct Talks Offer
Posted on Jun 3, 2006
Iran has rejected an offer by America and five other world powers to extend a series of rewards in exchange for Iran’s abandonment of its nuclear program.
Iran won’t abandon its nuclear ambitions under Western pressure, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday.
“Certain parties that have stockpiles full of nuclear arms want to deprive us of our absolute rights,” Ahmadinejad said at the Organization of the Islamic Conference in Tehran, according to a report by the official Islamic Republic News Agency.
“Pressures to make us give up our rights will be (in) vain,” he said. (Watch as Iran’s president refuses to back down—2:03)