Ahmadinejad: No talks on nuclear program until after June 12 elections

May 23, 2009 17:45

Talks on the Iranian nuclear program will have to wait until after the country's presidential elections on June 12, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday. Speaking at a press conference in Teheran, Ahmhadinejad said "We said that we won't hold any talks [on the matter] before the elections… they're insisting on starting before the elections." He went on to claim that US President Barack Obama had "called a number of times, and also agreed to wait with the talks until after the elections."

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