Iran envoy: world powers 'wasting time' with nuclear demands
TEHRAN, July 8 (AFP) Jul 08, 2008
World powers are "wasting their time" by insisting that Iran must suspend uranium enrichment to end the standoff on the five-year nuclear crisis, its ambassador to Britain said on Tuesday.
"The question of suspending uranium enrichment has become part of history and the West is just wasting its time by insisting on this illegal and illogical demand," Rassoul Movahedian told the official IRNA news agency.
Iran last week responded to an offer from world powers to end the nuclear crisis and diplomats are now analysing what they say is a complex answer from Tehran.
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