Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that Iran was prepared to discuss global issues, but will not negotiate over Iran’s right to pursue “peaceful nuclear technology.”
“We are ready to talk about international cooperation and resolving global economic and security problems as we believe that such issues cannot be resolved without everyone's participation,” Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with British Ambassador to Iran Simon Gass.
Ahmadinejad maintained that the Islamic Republic hoped to improve ties with other countries based on mutual respect and justice. “Western governments should correct their behaviors towards the great nation of Iran,” he said.
“Having peaceful nuclear technology is Iran's lawful and definite right and Iranians will not negotiate with anyone over their undeniable rights,” he added.
Ahmadinejad’s latest statements came a day after a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, where the Iranian president predicted “the imminent fall of arrogant powers.”