Of course, he has said this before. Many learned statesmen in Washington and Western Europe will no doubt strenuously disagree, but I’m just not altogether sure this fellow is trustworthy.
“Ahmadinejad says his country now a ‘nuclear Iran,'” from AP (thanks to Looney Tunes):
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated Tuesday that Teheran has achieved full proficiency in the nuclear fuel cycle and warned the West that dialogue and friendship – not threats – were the right way to deal with Iran.
Right. HE makes the threats. WE respond with calls for dialogue. Didn’t you read the script?
“Today, Iran is a nuclear Iran,” Ahmadinejad told a press conference in Teheran. “That means, it fully possesses the whole nuclear fuel cycle.”
Ahmadinejad, however, said his country was committed to a “peaceful path” in pursuing its controversial nuclear program.