Wasting no time in responding to Hillary Clinton's statement yesterday (and Barack Obama's the day before) that Iran needs to "unclench [its] fist" before the United States will talk to Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fired back, suggesting the United States needs to apologize first and end its support for Israel. Ahmadinejad wants Obama to apologize for the 1953 coup and the 1988 downing of an Iranian airliner -- as well as a repudiation of U.S. support for Israel -- before he'll talk to us. Good luck with that, Mahmoud.
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