Ahmadinejad: I'll talk with US if pressure stopsBy | Associated Press – 8 hrs ago
"The Iranian nation will not give up one iota of its rights," Ahmadinejad said. "Your efforts had aimed at preventing us from become nuclear, but we did."
However Ahmadinejad admitted that sanctions have taken a bite. "Today, because of dishonorable pressure by enemies, people are under pressure. The government is concerned about the uneasy situation of a big portion of the country."
Ahmadinejad also said Iran will soon send a satellite into geostationary orbit.
"God willing, soon Iran's satellite will be located at an orbit at (an altitude of) 36,000 kilometers (22,000 miles) next to others from four or five advanced powers and it will relay a message of peace and fidelity to all world," said Ahmadinejad.
Iran regularly announces technological breakthroughs, most of which are impossible to verify independently. Iran says it has launched small satellites to low orbits of up to 450 kilometers (280 miles). In January, Iran claims it sent a monkey into suborbital space and recovered the animal safely. It says it hopes to send astronauts to orbit by 2018.
Iran displayed a model of the Pishgam rocket, which the country says it used to send the monkey into space, in a corner of Tehran's Azadi Square where demonstrators gathered to listen to the president.
The West fears that technology Iran's space program can be used to develop long-range missiles.
State TV meanwhile broadcast rallies throughout the country to mark the anniversary. Many demonstrators chanted "Down with the U.S." and "Death to Israel," slogans traditionally used to denounce the Islamic Republic's arch-enemies. ** END OF ARTICLE
What do YOU think of our talking with Iran....? Do you feel Iran is on an equal footing with our country and deserves to have us in talks as if they're an honest broker and haven't called us vicious names and continued lying to us about their nuclear programs? Of COURSE Ahmadinejad wants the pressure off....then, if we stop some sanctions, etc, he'll again convince this idiot government of ours that his nukes are only for energy, and we'll believe him. Ergo: We back off, Iran keeps building and laughing.........all the way to Armageddon in the name of Allah.
God help us all.