Catalan leader wants talks without preconditions

Catalonia’s pro-independence leader has told CNN his regional government is prepared to have talks on independence without preconditions with Spain.
To date, Carles Puigdemont has repeatedly said that the right to self-determination must be on the table in any talks. Spain, in turn, says it can’t discuss an independence referendum as it goes against the constitution.
Puigdemont said Wednesday that Spain and Catalonia should “have no prior conditions to sit down and talk.”
Puigdemont’s interview came before Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded that the Catalan leader clarify whether he had declared independence in a speech Tuesday. Puigdemont wasn’t asked in the CNN interview whether he indeed had proclaimed independence.
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