Mar 9, 2014
Ahmadinejad: I’ll Negotiate When You Pull the Gun Away From My Face
Posted on Feb 10, 2013
The Iranian president has offered to negotiate personally with the United States over his country’s nuclear program—with one proviso.
“You pull away the gun from the face of the Iranian nation, and I myself will enter the talks with you,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
It’s an admission that the sanctions imposed on the country, pushed by the Obama administration in favor of direct military action, could be working. Although sanctions are a form of collective punishment that can also backfire.
The Guardian points out that this could all be a power play for Ahmadinejad where internal Iranian politics are concerned:
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.
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