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The Latest from Iran (10 April): Talks in Istanbul, Challenges to Ahmadinejad at Home
1925 GMT: Human Rights Watch. According to MP Fatemeh Alia, Parliament has approved a bill to spend 20 billion Toman (about $16.5 million at official rate; about $10.5 million at open market rate) to supervise human rights violations in the US and Britain.
1835 GMT: Posture Watch. In the category of Statements With Very Little Significance....
Saeed Jalili, Iran's lead negotiator in the nuclear talks that begin Saturday in Istanbul, has said:
Iran's representatives will participate in the negotiations with new initiatives and we hope that the P5+1 countries (US, UK, Germany, France, China, Russia) will also enter talks with constructive approaches. The language of threat and pressure against the Iranian nation has never yielded results but will lead to more seriousness in the attitude of the Iranian nation. We are ready to hold progressive and successful talks on cooperation.
Jalili gave no details of the "new initiatives".
Continuing his provincial tour in southern Iran, President Ahmadinejad declared, “Hereby, on behalf of the Iranian people, I tell them (Western nations), the approach you have adopted will fail, and you must correct your literature in addressing the Iranian nation and must speak respectfully."
Ahmadinejad gave no further details about relationship between the Western "bullying", "literature", and the nuclear talks.