Posted at: 10/02/2013 11:53 AM
Rouhani: Iran to Discuss Nuke Details, Not Rights
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's moderate-leaning President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran is open to discussing "details" of its nuclear activities to reach out a deal with world powers, but its right to enrich uranium is not negotiable.
The U.S. fears that uranium enrichment could be used in developing a nuclear weapons capacity. Rouhani reiterated his country's pledge that it's not seeking nuclear weapons, and that it will keep its nuclear facilities open to international inspection.
"Iran's enrichment right is not negotiable but we must enter into talks to see what would the other side propose to us about the details," he said after a Cabinet meeting in Tehran Wednesday.
President Barack Obama and Rouhani had a historic phone conversation last week, a gesture to end three decades of estrangement between the two countries.
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