Ready for `face-to-face` talks with Obama: Ahmadinejad

Iranian Prez Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he was ready for "face-to-face" talks with Barack Obama.

Updated: Aug 02, 2010, 18:17 PM IST

Tehran: Hardline Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready for "face-to-face" talks
with his US counterpart Barack Obama on issues concerning the
international community.

"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."

Ahmadinejad is expected to travel to New York for the UN
General Assembly meeting next month.