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Iranian president scorns EU atomic incentives

"Don't force governments and nations who are signatories to the atomic Non-Proliferation Treaty to pull out of it," says Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

india Updated: May 17, 2006 12:54 IST

A European offer asking Iran to give up its uranium enrichment programme in return for a package of incentives would be like accepting candy in payment for gold, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

"They say we want to give Iranians incentives but they think they are dealing with a four-year-old, telling him they will give him candies or walnuts and take gold from him in return," he told a crowd in the central city of Arak.

"Don't force governments and nations who are signatories to the atomic Non-Proliferation Treaty to pull out of it," he added in remarks broadcast live on state television.