“Iran ‘seeks Europe ties,'” from the Gulf Daily News, with thanks to Anthony:
TEHRAN: President-elect Mahmood Ahmadinejad said yesterday he wants to develop ties with all countries, especially in Europe, provided they respect Iran’s “democratic choice”, the student-run news agency Isna reported. “We want equitable and advancing relations with all countries in the world, particularly with the Europeans. But we advise Western countries to treat us in a way that does not show prejudice,” said Ahmadinejad, who is to take up his duties as president in August.
I.e., we advise Western countries to play the dhimmi, or else.
“Western countries … cannot profess to be defenders of democracy and free choice and at the same time attack the democratic attitude of the Iranian people, as demonstrated by the participation of 30 million voters in the presidential election,” he said to a group of Iranian ministers.
Ahmadinejad said his government would focus on the “population’s problems and build a country that is better equipped to respond to enemies of the people.”