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Remarks on the telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Iranian President Ahmadinejad

New Delhi
September 23, 2005 

The Prime Minister received a phone call from President Ahmadinejad of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Iranian request. The President raised the issue about Iran's nuclear programme in the IAEA. Prime Minister advised him that Iran should consider taking a flexible position so as to avoid a confrontation. The Prime Minister repeated the necessity for Iran to make concessions to this end. India supports the resolution of all issues through discussion and consensus in the IAEA.

The two leaders also reviewed bilateral relations.