Stop Fundamentalism â€“ Reuters reported that Iran has no intention to suspend its nuclear program not even as an outcome of any possible future talks, Iranâ€™s ambassay in Vienna announced Friday.
The Iranian Embassy in Vienna said Tehran’s deputy nuclear negotiator had been misquoted in a German translation of a speech he gave on Thursday that raised the possibility of Iran stopping uranium enrichment as a result of negotiations.
"Iran considers a suspension of uranium enrichment neither as a precondition for talks nor as a result of such talks," Javad Vaeedi told an Austrian think-tank, according to a corrected text of his speech provided by the embassy.
A German-language text from the embassy distributed after the speech mistranslated Vaeedi to say: "Iran considers a suspension of uranium enrichment not as a precondition for talks, rather in the best case as a result of talks."
An embassy spokesman said: "The translation error was ours." No English text was provided and a running oral translation of the speech was drowned out by applause at the pro-Iranian think tank. Iranian officials were not available after the address.
Tehran has reportedly said it will reply to the Westâ€™s proposals by August 22 but the 5+1 countries want the answer by mid-July.