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Ahmadinejad urges fair nuclear talks

After the EU announced the date for a new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the talks should be based on justice.

President Ahmadinejad in an address to the people of the northwestern Iranian province of Ardebil on Sunday said the Islamic Republic had previously expressed readiness to hold talks over its nuclear energy program.

“Holding talks with Iran is the best choice for you. You have no other option. All the other ways are closed. You know the fact very well,” he added.

The Iranian chief executive, however, stressed that the talks should be held based on justice and respect.

“They thought they can weaken the Iranian nation through imposing sanctions and posing threats, but Iranians have showed integrity, convergence and strength,” he emphasized.

“The Iranian nation will not give up an iota of its international rights,” he went on to say.

President Ahmadinejad’s remarks came after European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced that the new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group will take place from November 15 to 18.

Ashton’s spokesman, Darren Ennis, said on Saturday that the talks will most probably take place in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

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