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February 10, 2013 4:32 pm

Ahmadinejad: I am Ready to Talk to West If Pressure on Iran Stops

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: wiki commons.

Fox News – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that he is ready to have talks with United States if the West stops pressuring his country, the latest in a series of hints from leaders in both Washington and Tehran about the prospect of direct bilateral negotiations over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program.

However, Washington is highly unlikely to relax sanctions on Iran — and Tehran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on key state decisions, says that his country won’t negotiate under threat. This makes it hard to envision how talks could take place.

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