Just kidding. Or warning. “Iran Leader OKs Talks With U.S. on Iraq,” from AP:
TEHRAN, Iran – Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that he approves of talks between U.S. and Iranian officials on Iraq, but warned that the United States must not try to “bully” Iran….
His comments came hours after President Bush spoke in favor of such a meeting, saying American officials would show Iran “what’s right or wrong in their activities inside of Iraq.”
Khamenei said that “if the Iranian officials can make the U.S. understand some issues about Iraq, there is no problem with the negotiations.”
“But if the talks mean opening a venue for bullying and imposition by the deceitful party (the Americans), then it will be forbidden,” he said in a speech in the northeastern city of Mashhad, aired on state television.
In other words, don’t bully us, but we’ll do our best to bully you.