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Iran says Obama's offer to talk shows US failure. 'Western ideology has become passe

TEHRAN (AFP) — US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday.

"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.
"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.

After nearly three decades of severed ties, Obama said shortly after taking office this month that he is willing to extend a diplomatic hand to Tehran if the Islamic republic is ready to "unclench its fist."

In response, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a fresh tirade against the United States, demanding an apology for its "crimes" against Iran and saying he expected "deep and fundamental" change from Obama.
On Saturday Iran's vice president in charge of executive affairs Ali Saidloo also said Washington must "apologise" as a first step to signal a change in US policy towards Tehran.

"Washington has to take the first step and the first step is to apologise as it has to change its mind and ethics," Saidloo was quoted as saying by Mehr.
Iranian politicians frequently refer to the US administration as the "global arrogance," "domineering power" and "Great Satan."

Tensions with the United States have soared over Iran's nuclear drive and Ahmadinejad's vitriolic verbal attacks against Washington's close regional ally Israel.

Former US president George W. Bush refused to hold talks with the Islamic republic -- which he dubbed part of an "axis of evil" -- unless it suspended uranium enrichment. It also never took a military option to thwart Tehran's atomic drive off the table.

The new administration of Obama has also refused to rule out any options -- including military strikes -- to stop Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Iran denies it has any plans to build the bomb and insists that its nuclear programme is solely peaceful.

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Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed

US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday.

"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.

"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.

After nearly three decades of severed ties, Obama said shortly after taking office this month that he is willing to extend a diplomatic hand to Tehran if the Islamic republic is ready to "unclench its fist".

In response, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a fresh tirade against the United States, demanding an apology for its "crimes" against Iran and saying he expected "deep and fundamental" change from Obama.

Iranian politicians frequently refer to the US administration as the "global arrogance", "domineering power" and "Great Satan".

Tensions with the United States have soared over Iran's nuclear drive and Ahmadinejad's vitriolic verbal attacks against Washington's close regional ally Israel.

Former US president George W. Bush refused to hold talks with the Islamic republic -- which he dubbed part of an "axis of evil" -- unless it suspended uranium enrichment, and never took a military option to thwart Tehran's atomic drive off the table.

The new administration of Obama has also refused to rule out any options -- including military strikes -- to stop Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Iran denies any plans to build the bomb and insists its nuclear programme is solely aimed at peaceful ends.

Iran says Obama's offer to talk shows US failure

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JAY. At least READ the posts that you cut and paste up. I imagine that you don't even realize that you posted up the same article from two different sources [AFP and Brettbart].

THE WORDS ARE THE SAME. It was just the cunning title change that threw you off in that four minutes.

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JAY. At least READ the posts that you cut and paste up. I imagine that you don't even realize that you posted up the same article from two different sources [AFP and Brettbart].

THE WORDS ARE THE SAME. It was just the cunning title change that threw you off in that four minutes.
Do you have anything to say about the real issue, or are you just going to duck it by accusing me of a double post--which was NOT a mistake?

Kind of caught you off-guard didn't it bear??

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Iran is marginalizing itself, and we didn't even need to do anything. Sweet.
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