No negotiations with U.S. until it revises approach toward Iran: president

October 8, 2007

TEHRAN - Iran will not negotiate with the United States until Washington totally revises its approach toward Iran, President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said here on Sunday.

Iran rejects all U.S. preconditions for talks, Ahmadinejad asserted in response to U.S. President George W. Bush’s recent statement, in which he said he is ready to negotiate with Iran if the Islamic Republic agrees to halt its uranium enrichment program.
No one has the authority to bargain away the Iranian nation’s nuclear rights, the president stated.
Ahmadinejad said he is prepared to hold a debate with Bush about global problems, as he has said before.
“We believe a public debate will help promote world peace,” he observed