Iran President Ahmadinehad ready for face-to-face talk with Obama

Posted Aug 2, 2010 by Leo Reyes
Iranian strongman Mahmoud Ahmadinehad said Monday he is ready for a face-to-face meeting with US President Barack Obama on matters related to the international community in general and Iran's uranium enrichment program in particular.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Photo by Amir Hossein
ABS-CBN News reports:
"We are hopefully coming for the UN assembly," Ahmadinejad said in an address to expatriate Iranians which was broadcast live on state television.
"We are ready to sit down with Mr Obama face-to-face and put the global issues on the table, man-to-man, freely, and in front of the media and see whose solutions are better."
The US suspects Iran is trying to develop atomic weapons with its uranium enrichment program.
Iran has given an assurance that it would stop enriching uranium to 20 percent purity if world powers agreed to a proposed nuclear fuel swap, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in Istanbul
Uranium enrichment is a process that can produce fuel for nuclear reactors or, if carried out to a much higher degree, can yield fissile material for atomic bombs.
US president Obama and the Iranian president are expected to attend the UN General Assembly next month and the two leaders are expected to meet and discuss the nuclear arms issue.