Ahmadinejad: Iran `serious' in nuclear talks

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday diplomacy was the only way out of his country's standoff with the West over its disputed nuclear program. State TV aired footage of Ahmadinejad saying "there is no way except talks and obedience to the law." He said Iran was "serious in nuclear talks" and hoped "the other side" would be as well. However, Ahmadinejad said Saturday his country would not give up its "nuclear rights" and that any participation in international talks would "be aimed at reinforcing" those rights.