Iran’s President Rouhani says determined to resolve nuclear issue | Reuters

More opening moves from the new President of Iran.. the tone is a bit different.. but the coming weeks will show…

Iranian President Hassan Rohani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Fars News/Majid Hagdost

(Reuters) – Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he was "seriously determined" to resolve a dispute with the West over Tehran’s nuclear program and was ready to enter "serious and substantive" negotiations on the issue.

But addressing his first news conference as president, he said the other side should realize a solution could be reached "solely through talks, not threats". He said he was confident the concerns of both sides could be removed in a short time.

Hopes for a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear issue have risen with Rouhani’s win over conservative rivals in June, when voters replaced hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a cleric whose watchword is "moderation" but who is still very much an Islamic Republic insider.

The United States said it would be a "willing partner" if Iran was serious about finding a peaceful solution to the issue.


2 thoughts on “Iran’s President Rouhani says determined to resolve nuclear issue | Reuters

  1. This guy WAS the negotiator of the nuclear program back in the day….
    No Matter what…..
    Iran is committed to its nuclear program efforts and THAT IS the rub…..

    • Yep..
      One would believe it’s such a strong part of their regional and security policy architecture… having a “virtual” bomb.. that they can’t back down….. they need the ambiguity… that they’re almost done…

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