Iran's top nuclear negotiator said his country might eventually consider suspending uranium enrichment, but made clear that Teheran's right to the technology must be recognized, according to an interview released Saturday.
Iran rejects the West's insistence that it suspend enrichment as a condition for the resumption of talks on its nuclear program.
Negotiator Ali Larijani did not address that in an interview with the German weekly Focus, but was asked if a suspension was conceivable as an outcome of the negotiations.
"That is not completely ruled out," Larijani was quoted as saying. "However, we cannot be forbidden the possession of this technology."