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Ahmadinejad aide says Iran won’t talk n-plan

Iran will not discuss its nuclear programme at talks with global powers: aide to Ahmadinejad

Iran will not discuss its nuclear programme at talks with global powers that could take place next month,an adviser to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday,adding doubt to the chance of a successful negotiation.

Ali Akbar Javanfekr,a media adviser to the President,said the countries which want to resume talks Iran’s nuclear activities which they fear might lead it to weapons capability,had yet to address Ahmadinejad’s conditions.

“We will not be talking with the Western party about the nuclear energy issue in this round of the negotiations with this party,” Javanfekr said,according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Iran said on Friday it was ready to resume talks with the P5+1 group — the permanent members of the UN Security Council: Britain,China,France,Russia and the US,plus Germany — after Nov. 10. But the final date,venue and agenda have yet to be agreed.

In a television interview on Saturday night,Ahmadinejad reiterated his position that,before talks could resume,the other parties should say whether they come to the table as Iran’s friends. “From the very beginning we told them that they have no option but negotiating with Iran. But it should be based on justice,” he said on state-run TV. “On the basis of what framework are you going to negotiate? Is it based on justice and respect? But they do not dare announce it yet.” He also asked the parties to declare their opinion on Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal.