Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is back in town for the 67th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. On Monday, the Iranian president spoke out on Iran's nuclear program -- one of the major topics at this year's meetings -- claiming Iran is "ready for dialogue."

"The nuclear issue is not a problem. But the approach of the United States on Iran is important. We are ready for dialogue, for a fundamental resolution of the problems, but under conditions that are based on fairness and mutual respect," he said, according to Reuters.

Ahmadinejad is set to speak at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday.

Known for his inflammatory remarks, Ahmadinejad's past hits include calling the Holocaust a lie used by Israel and claiming that the U.S. government was behind the September 11th terrorist attacks.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, for his part, has warned Ahmadinejad to keep the incendiary comments to a minimum this year. During a meeting on Sunday, Ban warned Ahmadinejad to cool his rhetoric.

"The secretary-general drew attention to the potentially harmful consequences of inflammatory rhetoric, counter-rhetoric and threats from various countries in the Middle East," the Secretary General's office said, according to Reuters.

CBS 2 reported Saturday the Iranian president has put himself up in the Warwick Hotel on West 54th St. in Manhattan. Demonstrators gathered a block away to protest against the Warwick for doing business with Ahmadinejad, however later reports suggested he may not be staying there after all.

Below, check out photos of Ahmadinejad's trip so far:

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    In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2012 file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves to media an officials, as he boards his plane leaving Tehran's Mehrabad airport, Iran, for New York to attend the UN General Assembly. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

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    In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, kisses the Quran, Islam's holy book, during his official departure ceremony, as he leaves Tehran's Mehrabad airport, Iran, for New York to attend the UN General Assembly. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

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    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he attends the high level meeting on rule of law in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, meets with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, at United Nations Headquarters for the 67th session of the General Assembly, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/David Karp)

  • Israeli delegates walk out of the United Nations General Assembly as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad approaches the podium to speak at the high level meeting on rule of law in the at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the high level meeting on rule of law in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves as he approaches the podium during a high level meeting in the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)