West likely to reject Iranian nuclear response

The six world powers studying Iran's response to their offer of nuclear negotiations will likely reject Teheran's terms for talks because they do not refer to the possibility of freezing uranium enrichment, diplomats said Thursday. Two senior diplomats who have been briefed on the Iranian response told AP that the 25-page document from Tehran does not suggest an enrichment moratorium even once negotiations start - and that it includes only a vague reference to a willingness to discuss all aspects of the country's nuclear program.