Washington, Sep 23: Iranian President Hasan Rowhani has said his country is serious to resume talks with world powers over its controversial nuclear weapons programme.
Rowhani made the comments while speaking on the eve of a trip to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly.
Rowhani has said he wants to use the sidelines of the U.N. agenda to win agreements on restarting the nuclear dialogue, Politico reports.
According to the repot, Rowhani and President Barack Obama are both scheduled to attend the General Assembly’s annual meeting this week.
There is a possibility that the two leaders meet which will be the first exchange between American and Iranian leaders in more than three decades.
At a military parade for the 33th anniversary of Iraq’s 1980 invasion of Iran, which set off a ruinous eight-year war, he said that Iran was ready for negotiation and talks with the West.
He added that Iran has joined all treaties including the non-proliferation treaty, or NPT, and it is loyal to it.
He added that if Western countries acknowledge Iran’s ‘rights’, a reference to uranium enrichment, it would be a path toward mutual “cooperation, logic, peace and friendship,” the report added. (ANI)