DUBAI  - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran would not agree to world powers imposing pre-conditions ahead of the resumption of nuclear talks later this week, Iranian media reported on Monday.“Setting conditions before the meeting means drawing conclusions, which is completely meaningless and none of the parties will accept conditions set before the talks,” the Iranian parliamentary news agency quoted him as saying.US officials say that getting Iran to suspend high-level uranium enrichment and close a nuclear facility built deep under a mountain near the holy city of Qom are priorities for the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, which are set to resume in Istanbul on Saturday.“These issues have been raised by the media and we cannot base our judgment on those concerns reflected by media coverage,” Salehi added. He said the Iranian negotiating team would ignore those reports and defend its position in the talks.“We hope the P5+1 will come to the negotiating table with honesty, and we also will make an honest effort so that both sides reach a win-win conclusion,” Salehi told the Iranian parliament’s website, adding that “We have our opinions and the P5+1 have theirs but we have to find common areas.”The head of country’s atomic energy organisation said Iran had no interest in reviving a failed nuclear fuel swap deal with Western powers, but might scale back production of higher-grade enriched uranium once it had the material it needed.Iranian media on Monday quoted nuclear chief Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani as dismissing a revival of the swap deal to supply Iran with fuel enriched abroad for peaceful purposes at a Tehran research reactor but which collapsed in 2009. “The Islamic Republic won’t turn back and has no interest in receiving 20 percent fuel from other countries because it has made an investment,” Abbasi-Davani said during a Sunday night television interview, the Iranian state news agency reported.“We made the investment because they (Western powers) blocked us. If they had given us fuel, there would be no problem and our (Tehran) reactor would have been working,” Abbas-Davani added.However, Abbasi-Davani raised the possibility of converting fuel back to 3.5 percent purity, the level of enrichment required for reactors producing nuclear power.“Once the necessary fuel is obtained, we will scale back production and maybe even convert it to 3.5 percent,” he said.Meanwhile, a spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said world powers will hold a fresh round of nuclear talks with Iran in Istanbul on Saturday.“We have agreed to launch talks in Istanbul on April 14,” Michael Mann said on Monday. “We hope that this first round will produce a conducive environment for concrete progress. “We are of course aiming at a sustained process,” Mann added.Iran also confirmed that nuclear talks this week with world powers would take place in Istanbul, dropping public reservations over that city as venue following a sharp-worded row with Turkey. Iran’s last talks with the P5+1 were also held in Istanbul, in January 2011, and ended in failure.