Iranian FM says no plans to start dialogue with Washington
Iran rejected a U.S. overture for talks between the two nations, saying Saturday that Washington must first end its hostile policy toward Tehran.
The Bush administration hinted Friday it wants to talk with Iran about its nuclear program, human rights and "terrorism." But Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said the Iranians weren't swayed by what they view as a lopsided proposal.
"Right now there are no plans to commence a dialogue," Kharrazi told a news conference Saturday.
"What is important is mutual respect and the principle of equality, in a healthy atmosphere without violence," Kharrazi said. "For this to happen, the United States must change its policy toward Iran." (Albawaba.com)
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