Ahmadinejad endorses new nuclear talks with West

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 17, 2010 14:13

TEHERAN, Iran — Iran's president on Sunday endorsed the resumption of talks with the international community about his country's nuclear program, the latest in Teheran's recently intensified push to get those negotiations going again.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran is ready to resume the talks and added that the West had made the first step.

"They have come and said, 'We will negotiate,'" Ahmadinejad told a crowd of supporters in the northwestern city of Ardebil, about 370 miles (600 kilometers) northwest of Teheran. "We say, 'All right, we will negotiate with you.'"

He gave no timeframe for the talks.


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