Official: Iran Ready for Nuclear Talks With West

A senior Iranian official said Tuesday that Tehran was ready for negotiations with the West over its disputed nuclear program based on mutual respect and without preconditions, state television reported.

"Talks without preconditions is Iran's main stance in negotiations on the nuclear issue," Iran's envoy to the U.N. nuclear agency watchdog, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said, according to Reuters.

"Soltanieh announced Iran's readiness to take part in any negotiations with the West based on mutual respect," the state TV report said.

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