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President: Iran ready for talks on its peaceful nuclear program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 29, IRNA
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Iran is ready for talks on its peaceful nuclear program under any circumstances.

"We will continue talks under any circumstances. We will not restrict any questions from others; but at the same time we will talk and act based on the main rights of the Iranian nation," said Ahmadinejad in his press conference.

Ahmadinejad repeated his remark that Iran is not a threat to any country, even the Zionist regime. "I say once again that Iran is not a threat to any country in the world.

"There might be a country wishing to do a dangerous act just as a kid may wish to touch fire; that's when he would be prevented and ordered not to do that; such a way of treatment is not basically a threat," he said.

He described the Iranian nation as a nation of passion, who wishes mercy and kindness for all the world people but at the same time officially recognizes the oppressed nations' right for legitimate defense.

Elsewhere in the press conference, Ahmadinejad said Iran is interested in having good ties with all countries, except a state which has been formed illegitimately and through imposition.

"Except Israel, the principle of establishing relations with all countries, including the US, is in effect; but the problem is that Americans are still thinking on returning Iran to conditions 30 years earlier. Evidently, under such conditions there will be no possibility for ties. They should correct their literature and approach; they severed ties themselves and they themselves should prepare the conditions for resumption of ties," said the president.



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