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Ahmadinejad's Letter to Bush!

Postby IPC » Tue May 09, 2006 2:34 am

Ahmadinejad's Letter to Bush!

The first Iran-US Contact after 27 years!

One day he gives ultimatum to US and conducts US Flag burnings in Tehran, the next day, he sends a letter to Bush to start a relationship! Is Ahmadinejad suffering from Bi Polar disorder?

One day he wants to eliminate Israel from face of the earth and wears a palestinian head scarf on his shoulder (sign of Revolutionary Islamism), the next day he softens his tone and talks about global cooperation. Is Ahmadinejad doing all this for publicity and to say, he is a the real decision maker in Tehran?

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice swiftly rejected the letter, saying it made no progress toward resolving questions about Tehran's suspect nuclear program. Washington's respond was that the Iranian nuclear issue is with the world, and not only with US, so Iran needs to negotiate with the world and UN.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, visits press fair, as he is accompanied by his Culture Minister Mohammad Hosein Saffar Harandi, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 8, 2006. The Iranian president wrote to President Bush proposing 'new solutions' to turn around Tehran's plummeting relationship with the United States and other Western powers a move announced Monday and apparently timed to blunt U.S. determination for a U.N. Security Council vote this week that could lead to punishing sanctions against the Islamic regime. (AP Photo/Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam, Mehr News)


Iran Letter to Bush Criticizes U.S. Govt
Associated Press
NEW YORK - Iran
By NICK WADHAMS and ANNE GEARAN, Associated Press Writer
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060509/ap_ ... iran_us_32

Iran's president declared in a letter to President Bush that democracy had failed worldwide and lamented "an ever-increasing global hatred" of the U.S. government. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice swiftly rejected the letter, saying it made no progress toward resolving questions about Tehran's suspect nuclear program.

"This letter is not the place that one would find an opening to engage on the nuclear issue or anything of the sort," Rice said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It isn't addressing the issues that we're dealing with in a concrete way."

Rice's comments were the most detailed response from the United States to the letter, the first from an Iranian head of state to an American president since the 1979 hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

The letter from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made only an oblique reference to Iran's nuclear intentions. It asked why "any technological and scientific achievement reached in the Middle East region is translated into and portrayed as a threat to the Zionist regime."

Otherwise, it lambasted Bush for his handling of the Sept. 11 attacks, accused the media of spreading lies about the Iraq war and railed against the United States for its support of Israel. It questioned whether the world would be a different place if the money spent on Iraq had been spent to fight poverty.

"Would not your administration's political and economic standing have been stronger?" the letter said. "And I am most sorry to say, would there have been an ever- increasing global hatred of the American government?

Iran's top nuclear negotiator called the surprise letter a new "diplomatic opening" between the two countries, but Rice said it failed to resolve the dispute over the Iranian nuclear program — the focus of intense U.N. Security Council debate this week. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Bush had been briefed on the letter, which the White House received Monday through the Swiss Embassy in Tehran.

"There's nothing in here that would suggest that we're on any different course than we were before we got the letter," Rice said.

Even though the letter hardly touched on nuclear issues, officials said it appeared timed with a push by the United States, Britain, France and Germany for a Security Council vote to restrain the Islamic regime's nuclear ambitions. Both China and Russia are opposed to leveling sanctions against Iran and the letter could provide them support.

Rice, who said she expected no quick action on sanctions, met privately for more than two hours Monday night on Iran with foreign ministers from the other permanent members of the council.

Her spokesman gave no details of the substance of the discussions, but described the talks as strategic and not focused on specific steps.

The United States is concerned that Iran's program is a cover for making nuclear weapons, while Iran contends it has the right to process uranium as fuel in nuclear reactors to generate electricity.

In the letter, Ahmadinejad says that people around the world have lost faith in international institutions and questions whether the Bush administration has covered up some evidence surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks.

Liberalism and Western-style democracy "have not been able to help realize the ideals of humanity," said the letter, obtained late Monday by The Associated Press. "Today these two concepts have failed. Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the Liberal democratic systems."

The Iranian government spokesman who disclosed the communication did not mention the nuclear standoff and said the missive spoke to the larger U.S.-Iranian conflict. Gholam-Hossein Elham said the letter proposed "new solutions for getting out of international problems and the current fragile situation of the world."

Yet the document makes no concrete proposals and does not suggest new talks. Instead, Ahmadinejad suggests that Bush should look inward, saying there was an increasing hatred worldwide of the United States, and that history shows how "repressive and cruel governments do not survive."

"How much longer will the blood of the innocent men, women and children be spilled on the streets, and people's houses destroyed over their heads? Are you pleased with the current condition of the world? Do you think present policies can continue?"

The letter was the lead item on several Iranian television and radio news shows throughout the day. The official IRNA announced it and also carried international reaction to it. Iran's only evening daily, the state-owned Ettalaat, carried a large story on its front page under the headline: "Important letter from Ahmadinejad to the American president."

In Turkey, Ali Larijani, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, said the Iranians were looking for a positive response but would be patient.

"Perhaps it could lead to a new diplomatic opening. It needs to be given some time," Larijani said in a television interview.

Ahmadinejad travels Tuesday to Indonesia, which has expressed support for nuclear energy development but opposition to nuclear weapons.
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Postby IPC » Wed May 10, 2006 3:31 pm

President Ahmadinejad's letter to George Bush

- Iran says the letter was a sign of brotherhood and peace offering.
- US says the letter was a critic of the US policy and showed no part about Iranian seize of nuclear enrichment.


Iran-US-Ahmadinenejad's Letter
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written a letter to the US President George W. Bush.
http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-17 ... 235358.htm

"The letter to US President George Bush carries the Iranian nation's views and comments on international issues as well as suggestions for resolving the many problems facing humanity," said the Iranian president here Tuesday.

The president made the remark at Tehran Mehrabad International Airport before his departure for Indonesia to attend a meeting of the D-8 (Group of eight developing Muslim states).

The letter was submitted to President Bush via the Swiss embassy in Tehran, which takes care of the US interest section in Iran.

Earlier, Ahmadinejad had told reporters he had decided to send letters to leaders of certain countries on the occasion of Year of Great Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The following is the full text of Ahmadinejad's letter to George Bush:
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Postby IPC » Wed May 10, 2006 3:33 pm

Full text of
President Ahmadinejad's letter to George Bush


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"In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful,
Mr George Bush,
President of the United States of America,
For sometime now I have been thinking, how one can justify the undeniable contradictions that exist in the international arena -- which are being constantly debated, especially in political forums and amongst university students. Many questions remain unanswered. These have prompted me to discuss some of the contradictions and questions, in the hope that it might bring about an opportunity to redress them.

Can one be a follower of Jesus Christ (PBUH), the great Messenger of God,
feel obliged to respect human rights, present liberalism as a civilization model, announce one’s opposition to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and WMDs, make “War on Terrorâ€
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