Rouhani says Iran 'ready' for talks on final nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani said Monday Iran is "ready" for negotiations on a comprehensive deal with world powers over its controversial nuclear drive, a week before fresh talks in Vienna.

"Iran is prepared to enter negotiations with the P5+1 (group of world powers) to reach a comprehensive and final agreement," Rouhani told foreign dignitaries and ambassadors in remarks broadcast live on state television.