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TEHRAN (AFP) -Iran rejects any suspension of its sensitive uranium enrichment activities, the foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday, ahead of key talks next week with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

“Halting uranium enrichment is definitely deleted from the literature of Iran’s nuclear activities,” foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters.

“In our negotiations the halting of this activity has not been on the table and going back on time is not envisaged,” he added.

His comments come ahead of eagerly awaited talks on Wednesday at a location that has yet to be confirmed between Solana and Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani in a bid to break the deadlock in the nuclear standoff.

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