Surprised? From AFP, :
TEHRAN (AFP) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rejected a looming UN deadline for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, saying it would not halt the sensitive nuclear activity as a precondition to talks.
“We are in favour of dialogue. But in order for us to talk they are imposing a condition that would deprive us of our right,” Ahmadinejad said Tuesday in a public rally in Rasht, the capital of the northern Gilan province.