Ahmadinejad warns retaliation against US strike

The Iranian president said Sunday Iran will retaliate if the US strikes the country militarily. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also said Iran had agreed for the benefit of the Iraqi people to meet with the US in Baghdad to discuss security in Iraq. "They (the US) cannot strike Iran," he said at a press conference during a 2-day visit to the UAE. "The Iranian people can protect themselves and retaliate."