Iranian cleric rejects West offers
Provisional Friday Prayers Leader of Tehran Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said on Friday Iran is ready for talks on its nuclear program but would not compromise its nuclear right. "No body spares holding talks; ambiguities, if any, can be solved through the dialogue," said Jannati in his Friday prayers sermon.
According to IRNA, Jannati insisted, "Iran's right to have access to peaceful nuclear technology is undeniable."
He pointed to a new package of incentives and penalties set forth by the five members of the United Nations Security Council -- Britain, Russia, France and the United States -- plus Germany in exchange for suspension of enrichment work, saying, "The Iranian nation and officials and Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) and all those who have hands in administration of the country's affairs, will not accept Iran's withdrawal from its inalienable rights."
The Friday preacher stressed Iran's right to have access to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, saying, "The Iranian nation will achieve the (nuclear) right. "History showed we have achieved success whenever we resisted. Resistance against conspiracies has been successful."