TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed that his country may not change its nuclear stances, but meantime said that Tehran is interested in attending talks.
“We believe that our issues could be solved in a logical atmosphere,” he told reporters prior to his departure from Dakar, Senegal on Thursday.
Asked if Iran would accept short-term suspension of enrichment activities or if Tehran would accept to suspend its enrichment activities in the course of talks, the President stated, “Our nuclear stances have been frequently stated and we may not change them.”
In response to another question posed by AFP reporter about the likely imposition of sanctions against Iran under the US leadership, Ahmadinejad said imposition of sanctions on Iran would be rather impossible, adding, “The United States had better drop its angry attitude towards issues, because the world can be managed under the rule of law and justice much better.”
“We have been under US sanctions for the last 27 years and, considering the new conditions, I think that adoption of such a measure (sanction) is impossible, yet we are prepared for any kind of conditions,” he continued.
Elsewhere, he expressed pleasure with his visit to Senegal and stressed the need for the development of relations and deepening of Tehran-Dakar brotherly bonds.
He also pointed to the two countries’ desirable cooperation at the different bilateral, regional and international levels and in the world of Islam, and said that the two sides enjoy satisfactory interaction with each other within the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Group 77, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Group 15.
Stating that Iran-Senegal relations are developing in the different areas of industry, trade, energy and agriculture, the Iranian President said, “Unfortunately, this visit happened to be short, I was interested to meet with the faithful and kind people and the intelligent youth of Senegal and I hope to have this opportunity in future.”