No incentive can convince Iran to forgo its nuclear rights: envoy

May 8, 2008

MOSCOW (IRNA) -- Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Gholam-Reza Ansari said here Wednesday that no incentive can replace and be equal to Iran’s nuclear rights.

Ansari told Radio Echo Moscow, “We just want our rights in the field and principally we are not seeking any concessions in that connection.”
Asked about the 5+1 group package of incentives proposed to Iran, Ansari said, “Though having no information about content of the Group’s package, we hope that the incentives will in spirit be different from what has been offered to Iran over the past few years.”
He said that Iran has always been for dialogue on the nuclear issue and it should be said of course that talks on rights and sovereignty of a country is meaningless.
On Iran’s proposed package to the 5+1 group, the Iranian diplomat said that Undersecretary of Russia’s Security Council had during his recent Iran visit been informed of the outlines of the package, which concerned Iran’s constructive outlook to global issues on the basis of justice, cooperation and equal rights.
As for Russia’s stance towards Iran’s nuclear case, Ansari said, “We do understand Russia’s conditions as a result of the pressures exerted on the country, especially in connection with the resolutions thus far issued, though we are not satisfied with Russia’s stances.”