Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday told visiting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that Tehran is serious about finding a practical solution to the nuclear crisis. "We are serious in talks and we want the talks to be based on the law so it will bear practical results. We hope that other sides are serious too," Ahmadinejad told Assad in remarks broadcast live on state-run television.
The Syrian leader's visit follows a trip to Paris a month ago during which French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged Syria to "persuade Iran" to prove that it is not seeking nuclear weapons. "When we were in France we told them about the Syrian position on Iran's nuclear issue but they asked us if we have details of the Iranian programme," Assad said on Sunday, according to AFP. "In this trip we got details, so in future if we are asked again we know Iran's position."