“God willing, a new order will come together and we’ll do away with everything that distances us,” Ahmadinejad said, speaking through a translator. “I do believe the system of empires has reached the end of the road. The world can no longer see an emperor commanding it.”

“Now even elementary school kids throughout the world have understood that the United States government is following an international policy of bullying,” he said. …

“Everyone is aware the nuclear issue is the imposition of the will of the United States,” he said. “I see the nuclear issue as a non-issue. It has become a form of one-upmanship.” …

“Of course I am not dismissing such talks,” he said, asked if he were open to discussions with the winner of the American presidential election.