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Ahmadinejad: Iran will not renounce nuclear rights

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AFP, Tehran, July 7, 2008 (excerpts) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted on Monday that Iran would not give up its nuclear rights, dismissing calls for Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment, the official IRNA news agency reported. "It is a repetitive scenario," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying in an interview with Malaysian television from Kuala Lumpur where he is to attend the summit of the D8 group of developing nations. "On one side they (world powers) ask to negotiate and on the other they threaten and say that we must give in to their illegal demands and renounce our rights," he added. Ahmadinejad’s latest defiant comments come days after Iran gave an undisclosed response to an offer from six world powers aiming to break the deadlock in the nuclear standoff. "We are in favour of dialogue but we will negotiate in a just atmosphere and on common subjects because negotiations in an unbalanced climate will have no result," Ahmadinejad added. The United States has never ruled out military action to end the Iranian defiance and concerns a strike could be imminent mounted after it emerged Iran’s arch enemy Israel had carried out dry runs for an attack. Hitting out at the "satanic desires" of US President George W. Bush, Ahmadinejad shrugged off the idea that the United States could attack Iran. "Even if some countries like Israel and the United States join forces they will not dare to attack Iran and they know it very well," Ahmadinejad said.

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