Iranian President Mohammad Khatami says
diplomacy is the only way to resolve Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, CCTV
Khatami says Iran is ready to prove to the world it is not pursuing nuclear
weapons, and asks the West to recognize his nation's right to the development of
peaceful nuclear technology.
His remarks come a day ahead of discussions between Iranian officials, and
senior diplomats from Britain, Germany and France, over the nuclear issue. The
diplomats are expected to threaten Tehran with UN sanctions, if it does not halt
its uranium enrichment plans. Khatami says his country is open to talks, but
will never give up its uranium enrichment.