Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday that the Iranian President left Iran to attend a UN General Assembly meeting on Wednesday.
Ahmadinejad left Tehran Tuesday morning (local time) to attend the 64th UN General Assembly meeting in New York. A number of high-ranking Iranian officials, including eight lawmakers, are accompanying Ahmadinejad on his 3-day visit to New York. He is due to address the UN General Assembly meeting on its inauguration day along with US President Barack Obama and Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi.
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On Tuesday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili once again underlined Tehran’s preparedness to sit at the negotiating table with the six world powers for just and fair talks. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has voiced its preparedness for fair talks based on collective undertakings and commitment to the reinvigoration of global peace, justice and progress,” Jalili said, addressing a formal session of Iran’s Experts Assembly – a top clerical, vetting body selecting the country’s Supreme Leader and supervising his policies and course of action. He further pointed to Tehran’s updated package of proposals for talks with the Group p-5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), and added, “Iran presented its package of proposals, which is aimed at constructive interaction and cooperation” for strengthening world peace, justice and progress. Jalili further stated that the October talks will be conducted based on Iran’s proposed package. Elsewhere, Jalili recalled the Islamic Republic of Iran’s undeniable capacities in national, regional and international levels, noting that the world has recognized realities about Iran.