The Iranian president says the West and Iran are now cooperating on the nuclear issue on the international scene.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the West has moved “from confrontation to interaction” with Iran over its controversial uranium enrichment, which he called the nation’s “inalienable right.”
Speaking to a rally on Thursday in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Ahmadinejad said “ground has been paved for nuclear cooperation” and that Tehran is ready to work on nuclear fuel supplies and technical know-how with the U.N. nuclear watchdog.
The speech came as Iran was to respond to a U.N.-drafted plan on shipping the country’s low enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment. The plan curtails any covert nucelar arms making abilities by Iran.