Ahmadinejad: US should change approach towards Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 22 /Trend/
US should change its approach regarding the Islamic Republic, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday evening, IRNA reported.
The President made the remarks in a live TV program aired by Jam-e Jam addressing Iranian nationals residing in the American continent.
He reiterated that the US sanctions against Iran have been backfired and Washington has failed to attain its goals.
US sanctions helped Iran attain significant achievements in various fields and resulted in expansion of trade ties with Europe, said the President.
He called on the US to respect the legitimate rights of the Iranian nation in order to pave the way for promotion of bilateral cooperation which would benefit both sides.
The US government is suffering from economic crisis, he said, adding that the Americans should find a way out of the current situation.
Ahmadinejad is in New York to take part in the 66th UN General Assembly. He is to deliver a keynote speech at the UNGA later today.
During the visit, he is accompanied by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Energy Minister Majid Namjou, Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mehdi Gazafari, Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare Abdur Reza Sheikholeslam.
The Iranian president plans to hold separate meetings with a number of world leaders as well as various American groups and the Iranians residing in the US.
It is Ahmadinejad's seventh visit to the U.S. since his first presidency (2005).
Last year, Ahmadinejad's speech at the UN General Assembly broke the scandal. He said the U.S. administration was involved in the 9/11 tragedy. The U.S. delegation left the meeting during Ahmadinejad's speech.
Edited by T.Konyayeva.