President: Iranians prepared for fair dialogue with US
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Feb 10, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Iranian nation is ready for talks with US in a fair atmosphere and mutual respect.
“Iranian nation welcomes true changes; Iranian nation is ready for dialogue in a fair atmosphere and mutual respect,” President Ahmadinejad told Bahman 22 celebration.
“The new US administration has announced that wants to make changes and proceed the path to dialogue; it’s very clear that real changes should be fundamental and not tactical. Obviously, Iranian nation welcomes true changes. Iranian nation is ready for talks but the talks should be in a fair atmosphere on mutual respect.”
He added, “They say they wish to fight terrorism; that’s for 30 years that Iranian nation is struggling against terrorism. If you really wish to counter terrorism, come and cooperate with Iran that has been the main victim of terrorism so that terrorism will be uprooted. We can give you address of terrorism sheltered in certain European countries, in the region, the occupying regime which occupied Holy Quds and in certain other countries that have especially good relations with you. Though I think it’s far from truth that you are not aware of them.”
“If you wish to uproot aggression and massacre, let’s come to try and punish main agents of the recent few wars in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East. All know that factors of war are not limited to (former Iraqi ruler) Saddam Hussein. Since invasion of government of (former US President George W.) Bush, about one million people have been killed and several million more made homeless. To eradicate insecurity, agents behind the massacre, including Mr. Bush and his partisan allies, his government should bear culpability.”
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