TEHRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday the Islamic state will not discuss the nuclear issue in proposed talks with major powers, state television reported.
"We have repeatedly said that our (nuclear) rights are not negotiable ... We only hold talks to resolve international problems ... to help the establishment of peace," Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech in central town of Qazvin.
Western diplomats have made clear they want Iran to address their concerns about its nuclear programme in talks that the United States, France, Russia, Britain, Germany and China have offered Tehran later this month.
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