Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has announced that Iran will freeze nuclear talks for two months to penalise the west.
The Iranian leader said the talks are being postponed as a form of discipline to western countries which influenced the United Nations Security Council to impose a fourth set of sanctions on the country early this month.
President Ahmadinejad also laid down several conditions for resuming the negotiations.
The conditions stipulate that more countries should be involved in the talks and the west is required to explain in detail what they hope to achieve from the negotiations.
In 2003, Iran embarked on a nuclear development programme, but western countries led by the United States of America accused the country of making nuclear weapons.