TEHERAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that the West's hostile policies could harm further talks over the country's disputed nuclear program.
The warning delivered in a speech at the northern Iranian city of Karaj came as Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council, as well as Germany, are set to engage in another round of talks in Istanbul in late January.
"If you take an action that is a continuation of the previous path, this will make the job difficult. It will close the road (to dialogue)," he said in the live TV broadcast. "Cooperation benefits all. We do not expect them to take actions that are hostile."