Ahmadinejad rejects incentives to halt enrichment

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that he considers "invalid" any European proposals that ask Iran to halt uranium enrichment. "They (must) know that any proposal that requires a halt to our peaceful (nuclear) activities will be without any value and invalid," Ahmadinejad said on state-run television after his return from a visit to Indonesia. European governments are seeking to build on a package of economic and political incentives offered to Iran in August last year in return for a permanent end to its uranium enrichment activities. Many expect that they will join the United Stations in urging the United Nations to take steps that could lead to sanctions if Iran refuses.