Iran 'ready for dialogue with US'

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he would welcome talks with the US as long as they were based on "mutual respect".

Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran, he said Iran would welcome change from the US as long as it was "fundamental".

Mr Ahmadinejad has previously said the US must apologise for past "crimes" against Iran.

The two nations cut ties in 1979 after the US-backed Shah was overthrown.

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