Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Leader says talks with U.S. would yield no benefits for Iran

TEHRAN, June 27

"nuclear iran" -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said here on Tuesday that talks with the United States would yield no benefits for Iran.
“Negotiations with the United States will have no benefits for us. We have no need for such negotiations,” he said during a meeting with Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade.

Iran will not negotiate with anyone over its undeniable right to use nuclear technology, but if this right is recognized, it is ready to negotiate on supervision controls and international guarantees, he asserted.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that Muslim nations can pave the way for development of the Islamic ummah (community) by maintaining unity.

He underlined the necessity for Islamic countries to resist the bullying demands of the U.S. and the Zionists over Iran’s nuclear program, adding that this could give a boost to the Islamic ummah.

“The next summit of the African Union, in which the Iranian president is to participate, is a good opportunity to adopt such a stance,” the Leader said.

Since the U.S. and the Zionist regime cannot bear to see the Islamic ummah become a global power, they are sparing no effort to create division between Muslims, he observed, and urged Islamic countries to thwart such plots with vigilance.

Iran is ready to engage in extensive cooperation with Senegal, he added.

The Senegalese president said Iran and Senegal are two influential members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and called for further cooperation among Muslim officials to increase the Islamic community’s influence in international issues.

Wade announced his country’s support for Iran’s nuclear program, saying that Senegal would like to see a negotiated solution to Iran’s nuclear standoff with the West.

He also called for an increase of the Iranian private sector’s activities in Africa, especially in Senegal.



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