President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Iran will never recognize Israel and is ready to hold talks with those urging an end to Israeli crimes, occupation, aggression, ideology and Zionism.Crossposted on Soccer Dad
"Whoever who is to talk with the Iranian nation should know that Iranians would never recognize the Zionist regime," the president said addressing a large crowd in the city of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan province.
He arrived in the province with his cabinet members on the second round of his provincial tours to follow up implementation of the projects that had been approved during the first round of his visit.
Addressing "those who are to hold talk with Iran," the president stressed, "Iranian nation is neither in favor of suppression, nor in favor of hegemony and it would never give up its absolute rights." Commenting on the recent remarks made by one of the European leaders, the president said, "This respectful man who tries to mimic superpowers, speaks like Pharaoh when he stands behind the podium.
"He is for a while keeping to say that he would not shake hand or hold talks with those who say the Zionist regime should be disappeared.
"I would tell this man that you are making conditions for talks while no Iranian has ever asked or will ever ask to shake hand or hold talks with you.
"All who are to talk with Iranian nation should notice that Iranians would never recognize Israel.
"They should also notice that they would talk to a people who call for an end to Israeli crimes, aggression, occupation, ideology and the basic of Zionism."
Referring to the current global financial crisis, the president said the crisis would soon "turn into a great political and social problem and would collapse their palace of tyranny."