President Ahmadinejad stated that change from the United States, must be profound, not tactical. Mr. Ahmadinejad has stated that he would welcome dialogue with the United States as long as they were based on “bilateral respect”. Addressing the people on the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran, he stated Iran would accept any change from the United States as long as it was “fundamental”.
He further stated: “The Iranian people are ready to hold dialogue… in an impartial atmosphere.”
The two countries cut links in 1979 after the Islamic revolution, when the American embassy in Iran was occupied for four hundred and forty-four days. “The new American establishment has announced that they wish to produce change and follow the course of negotiation,” President Ahmadinejad stated at a rally in Tehran attended by millions of people.
“It’s crystal clear that real change must be profound and not tactical. It’s unquestionable the Iranian people are open to true changes and are ready for talks in an atmosphere of equivalence and bilateral respect.”
In late January, President Ahmadinejad asked the United States of America to apologize for its previous “crimes” against the Islamic Republic of Iran. They also requested that the United States back out all of its military personnel from around the world, in order for dialogue to be held. President Ahmadinejad’s mentions that American President Barack Obama stated he was searching for a common ground where the U.S could have constructive talks with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“The world doesn’t want the black epoch of [former president George Bush] to be repeated”
“If some people attempt to repeat that experience… they should know they’ll confront a much worse destiny than Bush’s.”
President Obama’s predecessor, George Bush, famously called the Islamic Republic of Iran the “Axis of Evil”, along with North Korea and Saddam Hussein’s Republic of Iraq. The United States cut off diplomatic links with the Islamic Republic of Iran after the United States supported Shah of Iran was subverted in 1979.
At that time, the United States embassy in the Iranian capital was occupied by revolutionists for more than a year, and dozens of diplomatists were held hostage. Relations have declined more in recent years as the United States government has led campaigns to forbid Iran from further developing its nuclear plan, which a few Western countries fear will result in nuclear weapons.
Tehran states that it has a nuclear program for civilians and power generating purposes only. On Monday, President Obama stated that his establishment was searching for ,”grounds that can be made where we can start sitting face-to-face” It was the newest in a series of positive comments he has made about the possibility of one on one United States and Iran dialogue.
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