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    Iran will not hold talks on its right to conduct nuclear research for civilian purposes, a spokesman for Iranian government said Monday. "Iran's position on the nuclear fuel cycle has been voiced before - it is our inalienable right and we will not conduct talks on our obvious rights," Gholam Hossein Elkham told a news conference.

    TEHRAN, June 12 (RIA Novosti) - Iran will not hold talks on its right to conduct nuclear research for civilian purposes, a spokesman for Iranian government said Monday.

    "Iran's position on the nuclear fuel cycle has been voiced before - it is our inalienable right and we will not conduct talks on our obvious rights," Gholam Hossein Elkham told a news conference.

    But he said that Tehran was ready to discuss various international issues that caused the concern of the world community and that the country's leadership considered the Iran Six proposals as a step forward in the resolution of the Iranian nuclear crisis.

    The United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China have agreed a package of incentives for Iran in return for its consent to stop its nuclear enrichment program. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana presented the offer to Tehran during his visit to Iran June 6.

    "We are studying these proposals, and Iran will formulate its opinion on them after a thorough expert evaluation," Elkham said.

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