Ahmadinejad: Talks with West not over
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Tuesday that world powers would "regret" any moves against his country. "If anybody seeks to create problems for Iran, our response will not be like before," Ahmadinejad told a press conference in Tehran.
"Something will be done in response that will make them [the world powers] regret [their action]," he said. "However, we prefer they steer towards cooperation [with Iran]."
At the conference, President Ahmadinejad said negotiations over a nuclear fuel deal with France, Russia and the US were not over. According to him, Iran still welcomed a deal that would see a "simultaneous" swap. "The proposal for the fuel exchange is not closed yet. We have announced that we will exchange within a just framework," he said. "We are ready for an exchange even with the United States. The US can come and give us their 20 percent fuel and we will pay them if they want, or we can give them 3.5 percent fuel."
"But the swap should take place simultaneously and we will put our fuel under the supervision of the [UN nuclear] agency in Iran."
Ahmadinejad said his American counterpart should seek a practical method to implement change, and should carry out his promise of shutting down the Guantanamo prison. "President Obama came to power with the promise of hope," Ahmadinejad told a press conference in Tehran. "[He promised] to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay in one year, where anything that happens is against all human rights."
"People were kidnapped and snatched and are being kept without lawyers and judges and are being tortured," the Iranian president said. "We do not know who they are, but this behavior is against human rights."