Note to Obama: Ahmadinejad says the nuclear issue is "closed"

“We are waiting to see the change. A lot of people are awaiting the change and if they [the United States] do change the relationship will change itself.”

However, Mr Ahmadinejad also said his country’s controversial nuclear programme which the West suspects is aimed at making atomic weapons is a “closed” chapter.

“If anybody wants to talk of the nuclear issue, they would be hurting themselves,” he said in the television interview.