TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - State TV says Iran has sent a letter to the
European Union detailing its conditions for talks about the
country's nuclear program and is demanding the EU guarantee there
would be no threats against Tehran.
The letter follows President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's announcement
a week ago in which he set Iran's conditions. He said Tehran would
not hold such talks until late August to punish the West for the
latest U.N. sanctions imposed on Iran.
Tuesday's report says Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed
Jalili, sent the letter to EU's foreign policy chief, Catherine
Ashton. It cites the letter as saying the EU must make it clear
whether the talks will be aimed at "interaction or
The West accuses Iran of seeking to develop atomic weapons. Iran
denies the charge.