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President would agree to discussions with US

July 15, 2008

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— Iran's hardline president said Monday he would welcome direct talks with the U.S. if both parties are on equal footing, adding such talks could happen "in the near future."

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not say whether any definite plans for such talks were under way.

"We will hold talks with the United States if they come to us on equal footing," Ahmadinejad said in a live speech on state TV.

Ahmadinejad also said he will attend the next U.N. General Assembly in New York in September in order to defend Iran's rights and propose changes to what he called the "unjust" Western system of administering international organizations. Ahmadinejad has attended every annual U.N. General Assembly meeting since he was elected in 2005.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

A. He's a wackjob, to be sure, but no more so than either Bush or Cheney, who are responsible for the deaths of at least a million people. Ahmadinejad has little or no control of the Iranian military, so he's probably only responsible, directly or indirectly, for a few hundred deaths, at most-- Hardly a Hitler.B. Talking to someone does not equal granting concessions to them. It's just talking, which is much preferable to the constant saber-rattling we get from BushCo.

cato_the_elder 6 years, 5 months ago

We shouldn't give this pipsqueak the time of day. The more recognition he gets only feeds his Hitlerian delusions. With any luck the Iranians will get rid of him in the near future, hopefully on a permanent basis.

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