Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has cautiously welcomed a Russian proposal for bringing Iran back to talks over its nuclear program.
A Thursday report by the official IRNA news agency quotes Ahmadinejad as saying Iran has taken steps to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency and now it is the turn of nations negotiating with Tehran to respond.
The proposal by Russia calls for the international community to make limited concessions to Iran for each step it takes in meeting demands to prove its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes.
The West suspects Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Iran denies the accusation.
Earlier this month, the U.S. said it would send a team of experts to consult with the Russians about their plan.