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Iran rejects Obama's "carrot and stick" policy in nuclear issue
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21:27, December 08, 2008

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Iran on Monday rejected U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's latest call for a "carrot and stick" policy in dealing with Tehran's nuclear issue and reiterated its unbent will to continue the nuclear work.

"The carrot and stick policy has proven to be useless. It is an unacceptable policy that had failed in the past," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi told reporters.

Qashqavi stressed that Iran would not halt its nuclear work, which the West suspected was aimed to produce nuclear weapons.

"When they repeat calls for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, our answer will be that we will never suspend it," Qashqavi said.

On Sunday, Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" program that he was prepared to offer Iran economic incentives to stop its nuclear program, but he also warned that sanctions would be toughened if it refuses.

The U.S. president-elect said his administration would work with international partners to present a set of carrots and sticks to encourage Iran to suspend its nuclear program.

The United States and its allies have accused Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program. Iran has denied the U.S. charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Source:Xinhua



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