Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talked about nuclear talks at the General Debate of the 69th UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
"The will of our people" put negotiations with Western powers on the agenda, Rouhani said, and not sanctions or threats
The nuclear issue can only be resolved through negotiation, and those who think otherwise are "committing a grave mistake."
"No one should doubt that compromise and agreement on this issue is in the best interest of everyone especially that of the nations of the region," Rouhani said.
He said that Iran and the 5+1 world powers have shown seriousness and optimism over the course of the past year and that the Islamic Republic of Iran has carried out its commitments in good faith.