September 24, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Iran is ready to enter ‘fair’ negotiations with major powers over its nuclear activities, state radio quoted Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as saying.
Major powers said on Wednesday they hoped for an early negotiated solution to the stand-off over Iran’s nuclear program, which the United States and its allies suspect is aimed at developing bombs, as well as fresh talks on a potential atomic fuel swap plan.
State radio quoted Mottaki as saying Iran, which insists it only wants nuclear power to generate electricity, had always favoured resolving the dispute through talks.
“The talks can succeed only if they are fair and if they recognise Iran’s right to use peaceful nuclear energy,” the radio quoted him as saying in New York on Wednesday.
It was not clear he was speaking before or after a statement from the foreign ministers of China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and the United States, in which they called for an early resumption of talks.