TEHRAN (AFP) - Irans hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the United States is planning to launch two wars in the Middle East in order to pressure Tehran, English-language Press TV reported on Tuesday. We have precise information that the Americans have devised a plot... they plan to attack at least two countries in the region within the next three months, he said in remarks Press TV posted on its website from an interview with him late Monday. Ahmadinejad said the United States was seeking to achieve two main objectives from these wars. First of all, they want to hamper Irans progress and development since they are opposed to our growth, and, secondly, they want to save the Zionist regime because it has reached a dead-end and the Zionists believe they can be saved through a military confrontation, he said referring to Israel. Ahmadinejad said Iran was ready to resume long-stalled nuclear talks with world powers in September. Iran will resume nuclear talks with the West in September, the channel quoted the President as saying. But Ahmadinejad added that Iran wants Turkey and Brazil to participate in the negotiations. The Iranian presidents comments came after the European Union slapped fresh sanctions on Irans key energy sector on Monday in a bid to halt its sensitive uranium enrichment program-me. Canada followed suit, and the United States, which has led international efforts to curb Irans atomic drive, said the punitive steps would bite. Brazil and Turkey, which refused to back new sanctions against Iran in the UN Security Council, drew up a nuclear fuel swap deal with Tehran to ship half of its low-enriched uranium abroad for an exchange with reactor fuel. Meanwhile, Iranian President Ahmadinejad has denied in an interview with US television charges that his government is providing support to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. We do not support any group, Ahmadinejad said when asked by CBS television in interview late Monday whether Tehran provided aid to Afghan rebels. We just and only support the Afghan people. We support and we want to strengthen security in Afghanistan. And we think the Afghan people should run their own country, he added. We think the root cause is related to the intervention of the United States and NATO. Its been for about 20 years that the Americans are interfering directly in Afghanistan, the Iranian leader said. He made his remarks after documents leaked Sunday and posted on the whistleblower website WikiLeaks suggested that Iran had provided support to Afghan insurgents. Asked during the interview about the effects of sanctions on Irans people, he suggested that the measures may hurt the countries imposing them more than Iran. I think the policies by the Europeans and the Americans are ridiculous. They think they are going to influence the life of the Iranian society. In fact, theyre imposing sanctions against themselves, Ahmadinejad said. Iran is a great nation with a great population. We have vast and rich resources and its very much easy for us to overcome old problems. The Iranian leader also appeared less than sanguine about the prospects for a detente in the chilled relations with Washington after a 31-year break in relations. Please pay attention, Ahmadinejad said. I sent a letter to Bush, and that letter was a golden opportunity for the US administration in order to change policy, and they should not continue the hostility. He added that he had also made similar overtures to President Barack Obama. During my visit in New York, I said I was ready to talk to President Obama. After the election of Mr Obama, I sent a message and in different occasions and meetings we said we would support changes and we are ready to help, he told CBS.