The Guardian asks Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad what it would take to normalise relations with the US:
Change should happen in practice. Which change has happened? Was GuantÃ¡namo Bay shut down? Were the US policies supporting Zionists and the mass murder of Palestinians stopped? Were the US policies in Afghanistan changed? Were the policies in Iraq changed?
Obama should take big decisions and changes. He can’t collect the support of the illegal murderous Zionist regime [Israel] and the countries of the region as well. Earning friendship of the countries in the region is not compatible with the Zionist regime’s friendship. I know that dropping the Zionist regime is a difficult choice and task. [But] he should confront the Zionists and obviously the changes would not take place unless big choices happen.