“The threat in Iran’s nuclear program is exaggerated. I do not think that we will wake up tomorrow and discover that Iran has a nuclear weapon,” he said in an interview with the Austrian Die Presse published on Sunday.

“[US] President Barack Obama has understood that negotiation is the only possible solution with Iran… Iran wants to discuss not only the nuclear issue, but also the entire palette of problems with the US. Iran can play an important, central role in the Near East; in Afghanistan or also in Iraq,” the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize laureate continued.