1938 Alert from AFP, with thanks to JE:
TEHRAN, June 18, 2006 (AFP) – Iran said Sunday it would not accept any “preconditions” for fresh international talks over its disputed nuclear programme, implicitly rejecting demands that the Islamic republic suspend sensitive uranium enrichment work.
“Dialogue must be without preconditions, because any precondition limits the framework of the dialogue and does not allow results to be achieved,” foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters.
“The Islamic republic of Iran will not give up its rights. One cannot fix preconditions to hold negotiations without taking into account the position of the other party,” he added.