Iranian FM: We're ready to negotiate with Europe over nuclear program

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Sunday that Teheran is ready to negotiate with Europe over the Islamic republic's nuclear program if there were practical results. The foreign minister's comments made at a conference on Iran's nuclear activities came just days after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared to rule out any nuclear negotiations with Europe saying the issue would only be discussed with the UN atomic watchdog agency. "We have always supported negotiations that are purposeful," said Mottaki when he was asked if Iran was ready to negotiate with Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy representative.