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Ahmadinejad "Sorry" for British Deaths in Iraq
Iranian Leader Tells British TV No Proxy War, But Many 'Friends' in Iraq
09/12/2007 7:09 PM ET
TEHERAN, IRAN - AUGUST 28: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with journalists during a news conference August 28, 2007 in Teheran, Iran.
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TEHERAN, IRAN - AUGUST 28: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with journalists during a news conference August 28, 2007 in Teheran, Iran.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has apologized for British soldiers killed in Iraq, and said that his country does not want or need a nuclear weapon, in an interview with the UK's Channel 4 News. The entire 25-minute interview can be viewed on Channel 4's site, but here are a few key quotes.

Messages for the British

"We are sorry for your soldiers to be killed."

"I should say this to the good British people... we want peace and friendship for all. We should help. This war should finish."

"British youths should be in their own country, serving their own people."

On Nukes

"Americans and British - if they have it - what is the issue? Why have it?" "We do not need a bomb. We are against a bomb actually.

"There are many reasons that we're against it. In our belief we are against bombs from a political point of view it is not useful."

Messages for Iraq

"We can help solve many problems in Iraq. We can help secure Iraq. We can help the attackers go out; the invaders go out of Iraq. There won't be any need for these conflicts."

"We hope they recognise Iraqi peoples' rights - if they don't recognise Iraqi peoples' rights, then this condition will continue."

On the Possibility of UN Sanctions

"From the beginning we said everything should be solved by the agency."

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