Saturday, February 26, 2005

No to Permanent Uranium Enrichment

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, IRIB News:
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Hassan Rowhani here Friday evening ruled out once again a permanent uranium enrichment stop as demanded by the three European countries and the US. "We have no such intention. We have said in our very first meeting with the three European foreign ministers in October 2003 that such a permanent cessation is not on our agenda," Rowhani said at a news conference at the new Iranian embassy in Berlin.

"I have said at that time that should any Iranian government ever accept an uranium enrichment stop, it would collapse on the very same day," added Iran's top nuclear negotiator. ...