Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would welcome meeting with the US if talks were based on "mutual respect" he said Monday.
On Monday, US President Barack Obama said he was "looking at places where we can have constructive dialogue" with Iran. He said "I think there’s the possibility, at least, of a relationship of mutual respect and progress," but "it’s time now for Iran to send some signals that it wants to act differently."
In Iran the President said that "The Iranian nation is ready to hold talks… in a fair atmosphere." on 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution speech.
He said, “The new US administration has announced that they want to produce change and pursue the course of dialogue."
"It is quite clear that real change must be fundamental and not tactical. It is clear the Iranian nation welcomes real changes and is ready for dialogue in a climate of equality and mutual respect."