Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that he was not asking for talks with the United States but they would be possible if Washington changed its policy toward Tehran, the official Web site reported.
Referring to last week's comment by US President George W. Bush of Washington's willingness to negotiate with Iran if it suspended its nuclear program, Ahmadinejad responded, "we firstly say that we never asked for negotiations with the United States. Negotiations with the US will happen when the US government applies basic changes in its behavior and attitude."
"Setting conditions is our right since we have been worrying about your atomic bombs as well as the warmongers standing beside them," Ahmadinejad was quoted by the Web site as saying.
He reiterated that Iran was ready to negotiate any individual and country except its arch foe, Israel.