Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday stressed his country will never negotiate its "absolute rights." "Iran is ready to hold talks based on an equal footing to help settle ongoing problems, ease international concerns and establish peace and security in the world," said Ahmadinejad in an address to at the northwestern city of Qazvin.
According to Press TV, the Iranian leader added that Iran would welcome any hand extended in honesty but would cut off any deceptive hand. He emphasized that the Iranian nation would never allow anyone to violate its legitimate rights even by an iota.
He said the "West should sit down at the negotiating table with an equal status as us and based on mutual respect." "Under such condition, Iran can hold talks on global issues," the president added.
"If some of you still think of the ugly colonialist behavior, you should know that Iran's response will be the same as in the past," the president stated.