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Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush written from position of strength: Asefi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 14, IRNA
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said here Sunday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter to his American counterpart George W Bush was written from a position of strength.

Asefi, who was speaking to domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference, made the remark while pointing to Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush, which was submitted by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on May 8 to the Swiss embassy, which takes care of US interests in Iran.

"The US reaction to the letter showed it has no logic," he said.

Ahmadinejad, in his letter to Bush, suggested new ways for solving the two countries' differences and also spoke of the current tense situation in the world and proposed avenues for easing tensions.

Asefi said, "A letter written from a weak position runs counter to Iran's dignity. President Ahmadinejad's letter written from a position of strength.

"The letter pointed to the US wrong policies and stressed that Washington should change its policies."

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