Iran rejects economic incentives for halting uranium enrichment

Iran rejected recent European overtures to halt its uranium enrichment program in return for incentives, saying it will continue to expand, not halt, its nuclear program, the government spokesman told reporters Saturday. "Iran does not trade its rights in return for incentives," government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham told reporters. "The Islamic Republic of Iran doesn't need incentives from Europe to obtain its rights." Elham said the government hoped to offer "good news" to the nation on Iran's "achievements" on April 8.