June 4th, 2009
11:50 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama in Cairo: Nuclear proliferation

CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) - The United States is open to nuclear talks with Iran, and does not oppose Iranian use of nuclear power for peaceful ends, President Obama said.

"There will be many issues to discuss between our two countries (Iran and the United States), and we are willing to move forward without preconditions on the basis of mutual respect. But it is clear to all concerned that when it comes to nuclear weapons, we have reached a decisive point.

"No single nation should pick and choose which nation holds nuclear weapons. And that's why I strongly reaffirmed America's commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons. And any nation - including Iran - should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."

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