TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s hard-line president says the next U.S. president, regardless whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican, must change policies and focus more on America’s domestic problems rather look for “intervention” abroad.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke in an interview with Japanese broadcaster NHK that was carried by the official IRNA news agency on Friday.
In the interview, the Iranian president says Tehran would welcome dialogue with the next U.S. administration, provided current American policies change. Ahmadinejad also said it “doesn’t matter” whether Barack Obama or John McCain get elected. He added that the next U.S. president must curtail American intervention abroad and change policy toward Iran.