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Iran not to talk over its nuclear program if sanctioned: president

English.news.cn   2010-06-08 17:59:05 FeedbackPrintRSS

 
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses a press conference about his country's nuclear issue in New York, the United States, May 4, 2010. (Xinhua File Photo/Shen Hong)

TEHRAN, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Tehran will not talk over its nuclear work if new sanctions against Tehran are adopted, the local satellite Press TV reported.

"If the U.S. and its allies think they could hold the stick of sanctions and then sit and negotiate with us, they are seriously mistaken," Ahmadinejad said at a press conference in Turkey.

Referring to Tehran declaration among Iran, Brazil and Turkey regarding a nuclear fuel swap agreement, Ahmadinejad said that the West should grasp the opportunity as it may not happen again.

"The Tehran declaration provided an opportunity for the U.S. government and its allies. We hoped and we are still hopeful that they use the opportunity well," he said, adding that "I must say opportunities like this will not be repeated again."

Editor: Lu Hui

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