"It is the West that needs Iran and the Iranian nation will not lose from the sanctions."
"Why should we shun talks? Why and how should a party that has logic and is right shun talks? It is evident that those who resort to coercion are opposed to talks and always bring pretexts and blame us instead."
-- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Ahmadinejad has offered to reopen talks with the west. In a speech broadcast from Kerman on state television he accused the west of trying to ruin negotiations, instead opting to put increased pressure on Iran.
In the last two rounds of meetings that took place in Turkey and Geneva, Iranian officials were happy to talk about an issue aside from predominant western concerns that Iran is developing nuclear weapons,