Iran rejects incentives to stop enriching uranium

Iran won't consider any proposals in talks with the West that would require it to stop enriching uranium, said the country's foreign minister Sunday. "No incentive weighs equally with the rights of Iranian nation," said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini. He also told reporters in Teheran that uranium enrichment is an "indisputable right" for Iran. Last week, the US and other world powers offered Iran a package of incentives in an attempt to lure Teheran back into negotiations over its disputed nuclear program. Iran is already under three sets of UN Security Council sanctions for its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment. Washington and its allies accuse Teheran of trying to make nuclear weapons but Iran denies the charge.