Iran's ambassador to France says Tehran’s right to enrich uranium is not negotiable and the country will never suspend its enrichment activities.

Ali Ahani’s remarks came after the P5+1 - comprising of the US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany - expressed its readiness on March 8 to resume talks with Iran.

"We call on Iran to enter, without preconditions, into a sustained process of serious dialogue, which will produce concrete results," the group said in a statement.

Referring to the P5+1 offer, Ahani told Reuters that all the parties must be realistic in their approach to the talks and that world powers should not be worried by Iran’s nuclear activities.

"We have to try through dialogue to resolve them [remaining issues] and reach a compromise and in my opinion it's better not to prejudge these negotiations in advance," he added.

"Recognizing Iran as responsible and a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty that insists on using these technologies purely for peaceful and civilian means and to continue its enrichment for civilian purposes can help get out of the current situation," Ahani said.

Asked about a possible strike on Iran's nuclear sites by Israel, the Iranian ambassador said he did not think Israel would launch any air strikes against the Islamic Republic due to its unforeseeable regional and global consequences.

"We don't think that the Zionist regime [of Israel] will take this direction because there will be worse consequences not just for that regime, region, but the world. This sort of military action could have unpredictable and catastrophic consequences," he added.

On February 15, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili sent a letter to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, saying Tehran is ready to restart nuclear negotiations.

He added that the success of the talks depends on the constructive approach of world powers towards Iranian initiatives.

On March 9, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Istanbul would be hosting the multifaceted talks between Iran and the six major world powers in early April.

Iran and the P5+1 held two rounds of multifaceted talks in Geneva in December 2010 and in the Turkish city of Istanbul in January 2011.

While Tehran says it is ready to continue the talks based on common grounds, it has stressed that it will never give up any of its rights.

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