Iranian president: Peaceful nuclear program non-negotiable
Enriching uranium, production of 20-percent fuel and peaceful nuclear program are issues that are not subject to debate, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at the meeting with students, the presidential administration reported.
He said cooperation between the countries of the Six and Iran is required to continue constructive negotiations.
Ahmadinejad stressed the need to build 20 nuclear power plants in Iran and added that if Iran does not receive support in this matter, the country will begin their construction independently.
Another round of talks on the Iranian nuclear issue was over in Geneva on Tuesday. Deputy foreign ministers of Russia, the United States, Great Britain, China, France, Germany and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton attended the talks. Iran was represented by Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili.
The sides decided to continue it in late January in Istanbul.
The negotiating process was broken in 2009 when the IAEA Board of Governors condemned Iran for building the second plant to enrich uranium and called on Tehran to confirm that no decisions were made on the construction of other nuclear facilities, not declared by the agency.