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And I gave this directive to them, that if they free our assets in the United States, that would be a sign of goodwill. I have the same idea this time.
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And they said if we help with the crisis, they would do a lot of positive acts. After we helped in those crises, they showed negative acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed.
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Both of them were the children of the United States. They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others. But they were not very devoted children of the United States.
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Condi Rice talks tough but she cannot be tough herself.
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Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities, and they act on that basis. It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans. They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others.
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Goodwill can be indicated in various ways. I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge. Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities.
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I believe the main solution is to gain the trust of Europe and America and to remove their concerns over the peaceful nature of our nuclear industry and to assure them that there will never be a diversion to military use.
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I found the States a large, developed and rich country. I was surprised that they still look to smaller countries of the world to get benefits.
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I have no idea what the U.S. intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people. I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people.
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I haven't decided whether to run for the presidency or become a candidate. We would like for another person to come up, and with that person, they (the Iranian people) would become satisfied.
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I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time.
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I think the elections have gone well, although there is so much insecurity in Iraq. So far during the counting of ballots, there has not been a significant complaint. We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
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I'm not satisfied with the progress of the work, but I am happy that the talks are going on. It might have a negative effect if the United States joins.
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If it is intended to be a serious visit, then we expect the U.S. would make a move to prove its goodwill, and that would be the kickoff point.
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If we have any problems, it's always with the government of the United States.
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In Iran, things like water, electricity and bread - the necessities of life - are cheaper compared to other places and there are a lot of subsidies.
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Miss Rice talks very tough. We have gotten used to this nonsense. Miss Rice is a bit emotional about this, and we predicted that she would have a more emotional approach to this.
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Now when I study about the States, there are interesting and capable people there. The technology and science are very impressive there.
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President Bush also has slips of the tongue often. One could really write a full editorial comprising these slips. I do not think it is correct or appropriate for someone in that high position as the president of the United States (to talk that way).
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The first step has to be from the U.S. part. They have to show positive signs for us so we can believe they are sincere.
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The important matter is freedom. When the people choose what they want, it is good for them and for us.
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The main thing would be our assets. That would be the best positive sign. This is a very wrong action that they have betrayed our trust.
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The Palestinian groups do not listen to us. We only help them in a humanitarian aspect like other countries, but they have no obligations towards us.
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The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons.
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The purchasing power of the people is 3 times more than the GNP (gross national product) per capita because of subsidies.
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The United States is a big country but unfortunately it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting the greatness of the country.
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There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the world and we cannot ignore them.
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We are not bothering anyone, but we have acquired nuclear expertise and we want to benefit from it to improve our life.
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We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn't have any problem with them. They started it.
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We do not trust the goodwill of the U.S. They have cut the ties.
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We don't have a major problem right now in our country, and life is normal. Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from, and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions and we have to solve them.
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We don't have any bad memories of the people of the United States.
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We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
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We want all the Palestinians back in their homeland, and then there can be a fair referendum for people to choose the form of state they want. Whoever gets the majority can rule.
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When al-Qaeda was on the run from Afghanistan crossing through Iran, some were arrested and they are imprisoned. Some of them are charged with some actions in Iran.
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When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks. I was president then. I'm not president now. When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks.
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When I was the president, several times I mentioned this to the United States, that if they show goodwill we would enter a dialogue with them.
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Who created al-Qaeda? In fact they (the United States) were the ones who provoked al-Qaeda to come and give us trouble. These are all rumors (about high level al-Qaeda people here).
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You need diplomacy and not slogans. This is the place for wisdom, the place for seeking windows that will take you to the objective.
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