Speaking at his first press conference since being inaugurated as president on 3 August, Hassan Rohani expressed his administration’s readiness to engage in what he termed ”serious and substantive” talks with the international community in an effort to overcome the long-standing deadlock over Iran’s highly contentious nuclear program.

“Internationally, [my] approach of moderation and rationality has a clear message for the world: that the Iranian nation’s intent is dignified interaction with the world,” the Iranian President said on 6 August. (CONTINUED - 1274 WORDS)